Alan White wrote:
> What are the general feelings on the list for this sort of logic:
> <!-- Begin example -->
> Thanks to anyone with feedback on this.
"The FIELDSET element allows authors to group thematically related
controls and labels. Grouping controls makes it easier for users to
understand their purpose while simultaneously facilitating tabbing
navigation for visual user agents and speech navigation for
speech-oriented user agents. The proper use of this element makes
documents more accessible.
The LEGEND element allows authors to assign a caption to a FIELDSET. The
legend improves accessibility when the FIELDSET is rendered non-visually."
What I infer from that is that fieldsets allow me to logically and
structurally group my form elements and the legend allows me to label
those groups. I do not see that the legend is the place, either
logically or structurally, to place an instruction set. The p element,
otoh, is exactly the the correct markup for that.
I see no problem at all (save that you should close those fieldsets :))
with your approach. I use paragraphs quite often to give instructions
and other related info. I would not abandon the legend, as it helps the
normal visitor to scan easier and aids those using assistive technology
to 'see' where they are.
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