[whatwg] Errormessages in forms
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 5 07:32:41 PST 2008
On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Keryx Web wrote:
> A simple use case: It is getting quite common to have the following:
> <label for="myfield">Instructions
> <strong class="error"> Must be a valid value</strong>
> <input id="myfield" etc />
> But presentationwise it should be displayed like this:
> Instructions [ (input) ] Must be a valid value
What's wrong with?:
<input name="idfield" ...>
<strong class="error"> Must be a valid value </strong>
> And by adding a new element the following two additional benefits could
> be achieved:
> 1. A default hook for errormessages from the UA. I.e. if a field has an
> associated errormsg-element the UA knows exactly where to put its
Opera seems to use a pop-up UI, which seems fine, and less likely to
> 2. Assistive technology can use this additional semantics and it is not
> hard to imagine how that could lead to better user experiences.
It's not clear to me how.
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