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1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose [Level AA]


The purpose of each input field collecting information about the user can be programmatically determined when:

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Sufficent Techniques

Advisory Techniques

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Allow browsers, and AT (e.g. browser extensions), to identify the purpose of an input field.

Primary method of complying with this is to simply add the autocomplete attribute, with a value from the list of defined values at

This allows for cases where the accessible name\label\id of a form input are ambigious such that a browser\tool could not reliably determine the meaning of the input field.

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