[whatwg] Re: LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

Malcolm Rowe malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Thu Jul 22 07:55:12 PDT 2004

Matthew Raymond writes:
>> Nonsense. Labels are part of the important neutral spaces between and 
>> around controls

>> (so important that platform vendors specify their exact thickness in 
>> interface guidelines).
>    I doubt vendors specify the thickness of labels in the interface 
> guidelines, but I'm willing to let you prove me wrong, so let's see them.

Interface guidelines usually cover dialog layout, particularly things like 
the size of labels, and also the spacing between labels and the control 
they're labelling (which is actually what I think mpt was talking about, 
rather than the former). 

See for example:
(taken from http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnwue/html/ch14e.asp, 
which has much more detail) 

But this thread is getting - with great respect to the both of you - boring. 
Are we still talking about anything that's relevant to WHATWG? If so, I lost 
sight of it long ago. 


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