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Re: Accessible web forms: default text in edit boxes and text areas


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Feb 23, 2005 8:40AM

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, mmoore wrote:

> I reiterate that level 3
> guidelines are in the category of nice to do, not must or even should
> do.

The priority 3 guidelines are part of the WCAG recommendation. The
classification of guidelines into priority levels is somewhat arbitrary
and questionable, but whatever we think about it, such classification does
not mean that part of a recommendation would not be recommended.

The guideline being discussed is simply wrong. Its priority level is not
the issue.

> Prior to employing techniques in level three, consider how
> technology may have changed since the guidelines, whether the
> recommendation really benefits any users in the specific instance that
> you are considering using it, and whether that benefit is outweighed by
> any problems that it may cause.

That's good advice, but it applies to all guidelines, irrespectively of
priority level.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/