[thelist] accessible way to indicate that a form field is required

ben morrison morrison.ben at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 09:48:09 CST 2006

On 11/17/06, kasimir-k <kasimir.k.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Julian Rickards scribeva in 17/11/2006 13:29:
> > However, all this aside, I am not convinced that CSS is the medium through
> > which you should indicate that a particular field is required.
> Maybe not CSS as such, but class: <input class="required" ...>
> And then use CSS to give it appropriate presentation on various kinds of
> user agents. Using class attribute in a semantically meaningful way can
> not be a bad thing, can it?

I think you maybe missing Julians very valid point.

You shouldn't use CSS to convey important information - as an added
extra is a good thing.

When CSS is disabled how is the meaning conveyed?


Ben Morrison

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