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Re: can <p> be used in place of <legend>?


From: Shrirang Sahasrabudhe
Date: Jul 20, 2006 3:10AM

i came across a page developed by one of my colleague;
the page was quite accessible so i checked the code...
he had used <p> instead of <legend...
so i wanted to clarify whether this is right or not?
thanks for your quick response..

Christian Heilmann < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote: > i am using jaws5 and IE 6..
> jaws gives same results in both the cases..
> can be replaced safely with ?
> thanks.

That logic does not quite hold up. It's an exercise not a good idea.
The next versions of Jaws or older versions or other software might
not support it and from a strictly semantic point of view it is not
making any sense.

It is like relying on bad browser implementation of CSS for layout
rather than following the standard.

The main question is: Why would you want to replace LEGEND with a P?

If you try, you risk failure. If you don't, you ensure it....I try.
Shrirang Sahasrabudhe,
Pune, India.
Phone: 0091-020-4227558.

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