[whatwg] LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Jul 18 23:10:23 PDT 2004

On Jul 18, 2004, at 5:06 AM, Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen wrote:

> Something WF2 might be a good place to clarify..
> It is AFAIK not covered by any spec whether clicking a LABEL should
> trigger an onClick event on the associated control. Implementations
> have been inconsistent. IMO the most useful implementation is that
> clicking a label should trigger onClick for form controls - at least
> for those that change state (such as a checkbox).

It should be consistent with the way the platform native controls 
handle this, on a per-platform basis. I know that on Mac OS X clicking 
the label for a checkbox or radio button activates it, but I have no 
idea about Windows or X-based desktops or various embedded platforms.


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