[whatwg] Label question

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 30 05:22:16 PDT 2004

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, martijnw wrote:
> Not sure if this is an issue in the Web Forms 2.0 Working Draft, but is
> something like this allowed?
> <label for="dat" id="dit">dat</label><label for="dit" id="dat">dit</label>

As I think someone else pointed out, this is already disallowed by HTML4.

WF2 says:

# For labels pointing (via for) to elements that are not form controls
#   The attribute must be ignored. It will appear in the DOM (including as
#   the value of htmlFor) but the control DOM attribute must return null and
#   activating the label must not send focus to the associated element.
 - http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#handling

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