[whatwg] LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

Michael Enright michael.enright at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 08:58:00 PDT 2004

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 07:16:56 -0700 (PDT),
whatwg-whatwg.org-request at lists.whatwg.org
<whatwg-whatwg.org-request at lists.whatwg.org> wrote:
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:19:42 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
><snip, especially about focus transfer from label to object>
> I think we should say that <object> cannot be a form control any more.
> Does anyone know of a case where it was made into a form control?

I know of such an example. It was an intranet app for consultants to
record their billable hours. It did browser sniffing to determine
whether IE was available to allow a COM-based date control to be used
in place of a plain text input control. I didn't write it.

The form did not use the label element. In the IE case the COM object
looked so much like a date input widget that the author didn't even
label it with plain old text.

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