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HTML

              
                <h1>Sentence Forms (not Mad Libs)</h1>

<form method="get" novalidate onsubmit="fakeValidate();">

  <p>
    <em>All fields are required.</em>
  </p>
  
  <div role="region" tabindex="-1" id="Errors" hidden>
    <h2>Hey, can you fix this?</h2>
    <ul>
      <li id="errName" hidden>I’d like to think we’re on a <em>something</em> name basis.</li>
      <li id="errEmail" hidden>I can’t respond if you don’t leave your address!</li>
      <li id="errSubject" hidden>What did you want to talk to me about?</li>
      <li id="errMessage" hidden>A blank message is sending me mixed signals.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>
  
  <p>
    <label for="your-adjective" id="Lbl01_your-adjective">I just had to tell you how</label> <select name="your-adjective" id="your-adjective" aria-labelledby="Lbl01_your-adjective WordBlank Lbl02_your-adjective" aria-required="true">
      <option value="inspiring">inspiring</option>
      <option value="funny">funny</option>
      <option value="foul-mouthed">foul-mouthed</option>
      <option value="weird">weird</option>
      <option value="spiffy">spiffy</option>
      <option value="right">right</option>
    </select> <span id="Lbl02_your-adjective">you are</span>. <label for="your-name">My name is</label> <input type="text" name="your-name" id="your-name" value="" size="10" aria-required="true" placeholder="name" autocomplete="name" onblur="populateOutput();"> and you can get in touch with me at <label for="your-email">my email address</label>: <input type="email" name="your-email" id="your-email" size="20" aria-required="true" placeholder="your email" autocomplete="email">. <label for="your-subject">I’m dying to talk to you about</label> <input type="text" name="your-subject" id="your-subject" size="30" placeholder="subject" aria-required="true">. <label for="your-message">Here’s what I’m thinking</label>:
  </p>

  <p>
    <textarea name="your-message" id="your-message" cols="50" rows="5" aria-required="true" placeholder="your message"></textarea>
  </p>

  <p>
    <select name="your-signoff" id="your-signoff" aria-labelledby="WordSignoff" aria-required="true">
      <option value="Sincerely">Sincerely</option>
      <option value="Thanks">Thanks</option>
      <option value="Love">Love</option>
      <option value="Coldly">Coldly</option>
    </select>
    ,<br>
    <output id="NameEcho"></output>
  </p>
  
  <p>
    <input type="submit" value="Ship it!">
  </p>

  <span hidden id="WordBlank">blank</span>
  <span hidden id="WordSignoff">Your signoff</span>
</form>

<p>
  This form has been adapted and made WCAG compliant (Levels A and AA). Used in my post <cite><a href="https://adrianroselli.com/2021/08/sentence-forms-not-mad-libs.html" target="_new">Sentence Forms (not Mad Libs)</a></cite>.
</p>
              
            
!

CSS

              
                body {
  font-family: "Segoe UI", -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, Roboto,
    Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, "Helvetica Neue", sans-serif;
  line-height: 1.8;
  background: #fefefe;
  color: #333;
}

textarea,
input,
select {
  font: inherit;
  letter-spacing: inherit;
  word-spacing: inherit;
  max-width: 100%;
  border: .075em solid #333;
}

input,
select {
  line-height: 1;
}

textarea {
  width: 100%;
  line-height: 1.3;
}

input[type="submit"] {
/*   background-color: #333;
  color: #eee; */
  font-weight: bold;
  padding: 1em 2em;
}

input::placeholder, textarea::placeholder {
  color: #6161FF;
  opacity: 1;
}

textarea:focus,
input:focus,
select:focus {
  outline: 0.15em solid #00f;
  box-shadow: 0 0 0.2em #00f;
}

textarea[aria-invalid="true"],
input[aria-invalid] {
  background: linear-gradient(135deg, rgba(255,0,0,1) 0, rgba(255,0,0,1) .4em, rgba(255,255,255,1) .4em);
}

label {
  font-weight: bold;
}

form, form + p {
  margin: 1em auto;
  padding: 1em 2em;
  max-width: 40em;
}

form {
  background-color: #fefeee;
  border-radius: 1em;
  border: 1px solid #dcdccc;
  box-shadow: .2em .2em 1em #cccc;
}

#Errors {
  color: #c00;
  border: .01em dotted #c00;
  padding: 0 1em;
}

@media screen and (prefers-reduced-motion: no-preference) {
  #Errors:focus	{
    outline-width: 0;
    animation: Target 1s ease-out 1;
  }
}

#Errors:focus {
  outline: .1em solid #c00;
}

#Errors h2 {
  margin-top: .5rem;
}

h1 {
  position: absolute;
  overflow: hidden;
  clip: rect(0 0 0 0); 
  clip-path: inset(50%);
  width: 1px;
  height: 1px;
  white-space: nowrap;
}

@keyframes Target {	
  from { outline-offset: -.25em; outline-color: #c00; outline-width: .1em; }
  to { outline-offset: 2em; outline-color: transparent; outline-width: 1em; }
}
              
            
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JS

              
                function populateOutput() {
  var yourName = document.getElementById("your-name");
  var theOuput = document.getElementById("NameEcho");
  theOuput.innerText = yourName.value;
}

function fakeValidate() {
  var boxErrors = document.getElementById("Errors");
  var yourName = document.getElementById("your-name");
  var yourEmail = document.getElementById("your-email");
  var yourSubject = document.getElementById("your-subject");
  var yourMessage = document.getElementById("your-message");
  var errName = document.getElementById("errName");
  var errEmail = document.getElementById("errEmail");
  var errSubject = document.getElementById("errSubject");
  var errMessage = document.getElementById("errMessage");
  if (yourName.value == "") {
    errName.removeAttribute("hidden");
    yourName.setAttribute("aria-invalid","true");
    yourName.setAttribute("aria-describedby",errName.id);
    boxErrors.removeAttribute("hidden");
    boxErrors.focus();
    event.preventDefault();
  }
  if (yourEmail.value == "") {
    errEmail.removeAttribute("hidden");
    yourEmail.setAttribute("aria-invalid","true");
    yourEmail.setAttribute("aria-describedby",errEmail.id);
    boxErrors.removeAttribute("hidden");
    boxErrors.focus();
    event.preventDefault();
  }
  if (yourSubject.value == "") {
    errSubject.removeAttribute("hidden");
    yourSubject.setAttribute("aria-invalid","true");
    yourSubject.setAttribute("aria-describedby",errSubject.id);
    boxErrors.removeAttribute("hidden");
    boxErrors.focus();
    event.preventDefault();
  }
  if (yourMessage.value == "") {
    errMessage.removeAttribute("hidden");
    yourMessage.setAttribute("aria-invalid","true");
    yourMessage.setAttribute("aria-describedby",errMessage.id);
    boxErrors.removeAttribute("hidden");
    boxErrors.focus();
    event.preventDefault();
  }
}
              
            
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