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Re: Some website suggestions

From: Victor Engmark
Subject: Re: Some website suggestions
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:54:16 +0100

On 1/28/07, Davi Leal <address@hidden> wrote:
Victor Engmark wrote:
> _javascript_ should be independent of input mode; @onmouseover is not
> accessible.

I do not understand this point. Could you explain it?.

An example can be found at, where there is a link defined as follows:

<a href="" image size: 90x120','lightyellow',300);"

This won't work in several cases:
In addition, it can confuse users by having the look and feel of an ordinary link, while not doing anything when clicked.

However, it's relatively easy to fix: Using the "title" attribute on the form field label* will result in "hover help" for most browsers, while at the same time being semantically correct and accessible. Additional styling of @title can be created using _javascript_ / CSS.

* Another note from looking at the forms is that they are almost completely devoid of semantics, while at the same time displaying graphical elements easily created using <fieldset> and <label> plus some CSS. This would also result in a lot less markup.

Related links:
Writing Responsible _javascript_
From DHTML to DOM scripting
4 Layers of Separation
Label placement in forms
Simple Tricks for More Usable Forms
Example of semantic form (shameless plug)

Victor Engmark
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