Re: [orca-list] Figuring out what is wrong when filling a web form

Hi, Sherab:

There are certainly standards, the most applicable being the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), current version 2.0, from the W3C. Note
this specification is also an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 40500.

The problem is that many sites don't bother with standards. It's the old
adage about being able to lead a horse to water, but being unable to
make the horse drink.

So, this is probably not much help in your immediate situation. Hope
it's useful to someone.


Sherab writes:
Dear all,

Sometimes, it happens to me that, when I want to validate a form I have
just filled, it does not work because a field has been filled in an
unexpected way. In such situations, most of the time I find myself in
trouble understanding what it is exactly that I have done in a way that
displeases the web site.

So, two quesitons, here:

1. How standard is the way used by web sites to tell users they have
done something wrong? I guess it is not fully standard but perhaps it is
at least a little bit?

2. When the site underlines the wrong field or displays it in red for
instance, would there be a way to know about that through Orca?


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