[html5] When labels point to more than one input
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Apr 4 11:11:55 PDT 2012
On Wed, 4 Apr 2012, brenton strine wrote:
> As I understand it, multiple <label> elements can point to the same
> input, but one <label> can not point to two or more inputs. That makes
> sense, but it poses a problem for me when designers have created labels
> that apply to more than one input. What is the most semantic way to do
Just don't bother using a label element for the "uberlabel".
> Basically, it's laid out like a table. For example:
> ------------ Color ---- Volume
> Color can't be a label, because it corresponds to 3 inputs. Morning can't
> either, because it corresponds to two. I guess this looks semantically
> tabular... is there any other way to do this without using a table?
If it's semantically tabular, use a table. <th> is exactly the semantic
you want here.
<fieldset> with <legend> might also be a good fit here.
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