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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:34 am
I was changing from Light Edition to Professional. A good idea with great help from Albert Wiersch. There is remaining this one thing under "General Accessibility" for my site http://www.koerperbehinderte-es.de/kontaktformular.html
I am no expert in java, so I cannot repair.
The reason why I have java her: The form is not be send by pressing "Enter" in the form, only by klicking the button "Absenden".
I hope, my problem can be understand.
(from Germany, excuse my English)
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:19 am
I would recommend you use the standard form submit process if you want your site to be more accessible. Use an "input" tag with type="submit" to create a standard submit button in a form.
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/f ... edef-INPUT
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:46 pm
Albert, thank You,
with my construction
<img border="0" alt="absenden" title="An den Verein senden" src="anlage1/absend.gif" /></a></td>
do I get the following:
Cursor is in any field, the User is pressing Enter,
nothing happens - as wanted from me.
I have to click with the mouse on the button Absenden >>
and the send-procedure is starting (when all Main fields contain anything)
with other constructions
2. <td><input type="image" alt="absenden" name="absenden" title="An den Verein senden" src="anlage1/absend.gif" /></td>
3. <td><input type="submit" title="Ihre Eingaben werden entfernt" value="Send" /></td>
do I get the following:
Cursor is in any field, the User is pressing Enter
and the send-procedure is starting - this is not wanted from me.
The pressing Enter can happen quickly. We want that the Users, most disabled persons, only send by click with the mouse on the button Absenden >>.
My construction (1.) has only now the accessibility problem.
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:48 pm
Thanks, I think I understand the issue. Users should press the 'Tab' key to change fields in a form, not the 'Enter' key.
3. Pressing 'Enter' to submit a form is the standard way to submit a form, so you may want to reconsider this even though it is not the wanted behavior. In fact, it is possible you are confusing people if 'Enter' doesn't work the way they expect it should (which is submit the form).
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:18 am
Thank You Albert,
what You write ist absolutely correct without any exception.
Many thanks for Your answers.
My personal opinion is:
Tab and enter key are wellknown for people working with PC professional.
For other "normal people" the tab key is less preferred, some people do
remember or compare to the typewriter.
Perhaps, at any time or other a java-expert has an idea for the (little)
I is very interesting to use CSE HTML Validator pro.
Walter (Spring ist coming soon in Germany, but today a bit snow too)