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From: Leo Smith
Date: Oct 18, 2001 6:54AM

1. Table Headers don't work properly in JAWS if there are
rowspans or colspans
does this apply to <th> cells that use colspan or rowspan (ie, <th
colspan="2">), or does it refer to the use of any colspan or
rowpsan attributes anywhere in the table.

With the labels properly marked up, you could, in theory, place the
labels anywhere at all on the page, and the label would still be
associated with the correct form element.
Is it OK to place the label after any form element, not just after
radio buttons and check boxes. Also, is it acceptable to use the
submit button as a label, as long as the submit button has text
descriptive of the form field as its value, such as "search":
For example,
<input type="text' size=19 id="search">
<label for="seach"><input type="submit" name="submit"

Similarly, can one do the same with an image used as a submit
button, if that image has alt text descriptive of the form field:
For example,
<input type="text' size=19 id="search">
<label for="search"><input type="image" border="0"
name="searchbutton" src="images/buttom_search.gif" width="60"
height="22" alt="search"></label>


Leo Smith
Web Designer/Developer
USM Office of Publications and Marketing
University of Southern Maine

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