OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

office message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [office] Proposal for Radio Button grouping


We will need to ensure there is a name we can expose to the accessibility API. Is form:group-name or name="string" the name of the group that will be rendered? If not we will need to add <svg:title> somewhere in there for the short name.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
Distinguished Engineer, SWG Accessibility Architect/Strategist
Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review Board
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/schwer
Inactive hide details for Robert Weir/Cambridge/IBM@LotusRobert Weir/Cambridge/IBM@Lotus

          Robert Weir/Cambridge/IBM@Lotus

          08/04/08 10:29 AM






[office] Proposal for Radio Button grouping

As you probably know, ODF currently defines the exclusive selection
semantics of radio controls based on radio controls with the same name,
similar to how this is done in HTML:

ODF 1.1, section 11.3.14:    "The <form:radio> element describes controls
which act like check boxes except that when several radio buttons share
the same control name they are mutually exclusive. When one button is on,
all of the other buttons with the same name are off. If no radio button is
initially on, the way in which the application chooses which button to
turn on initially is undefined."

On today's ODF TC call the following ODF 1.2 proposal was discussed:  

This proposal would add a form:group-name attribute to the form:radio
element in section 11.3.14, as an alternative way to specify grouped radio
buttons.  It is not stated how to resolve situations where both grouping
methods are in simultaneous, possibly contradictory use.

The Proposer has requested a vote on this proposal for next Monday.  If
the Accessibility SC has any comments, please send them to the TC by



To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that
generates this mail.  Follow this link to all your TCs in OASIS at:

GIF image

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]