[whatwg] One label: multiple fields
asbjorn at tigerstaden.no
Tue Mar 13 13:18:53 PDT 2007
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:37:31 +0100, Elliotte Harold
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> Homework 1 Homework 2 Homework 3
> John Smith 87 86 98
> Jane Jones 100 78 98
> Fred Wilde 89 65 69
I'd mark this up as follows:
<th colspan="2">Homework 1</th>
<th scope="row">John Smith</th>
I think this gives enough semantics for the UA to defer that "John Smith"
is the label, header or whatever you might call it, for all of the
successive td columns. The same applies for the td's in <thead>, which by
default have 'scope="col"' (not DOM-wise, but semantically).
> Anyone else want to chime in here? Has anybody else noticed a need that
> would be solved by essentially changing the for attribute from IDREF to
> IDREFS? Thoughts?
I wouldn't be against it, but considering the accessibility use in
<label>, I can't quite get how it's supposed to work when it points to
several different elements. A "click" event against the label now triggers
focus() on the target element. What is supposed to happen in your use case?
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