[whatwg] How not to fix HTML

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Oct 31 19:00:47 PST 2006

Matthew Raymond wrote:
>    Here's a thought:
> | <p>
> |   <grouplabel for="gender">Gender:</grouplabel>
> |    <label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="m">Male</label>
> |    <label><input type="radio" name="gender" value="f">Female</label>
> | </p>
>    The element <grouplabel> gives the label for the group.

That's similar to the <label group=""> idea I posted.

> The |for| attribute in this case takes a name rather than and ID,

I think that could be somewhat confusing using the same attribute name 
for different, but somewhat related, features.  That's why I like the 
group attribute, because then there's no chance for confusion about 
whether it takes a name or id in this context.

Also, <label> already supported, so there's fewer backwards 
compatibility issues.

Lachlan Hunt

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