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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Feb 22, 2006 12:00PM

> Question:
> Is it ever OK to only use position as the means of
> identifying form elements in HTML and meet 1194.22(n)?
> Or, must form elements always be marked up using attributes
> to be considered compliant?

You can use only position, but it places a higher burden of testing on
the developer. If it works with assistive technologies, then it passes
22n. Using label (or in some cases, the title attribute) is the best
and most reliable way.

22n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the
form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the
information, field elements, and functionality required for completion
and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.