[whatwg] Context help in Web Forms

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed Oct 22 03:51:26 PDT 2008

A LINK element cannot have a LABEL ancestor so Ian's answer seems to answer
a different request.

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 9:43 AM
To: Charles McCathieNevile
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Context help in Web Forms

On Sun, 12 Jun 2005, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> > Great! Thanks. I think your idea of making rel="help" be relative to the
> > nearest parent <label> is a good one. We could also say it is relative
> > the nearest parent <label>, <body>, <section>, <form>, <fieldset>, or
> > other such grouping element. I'll look at this in more detail when
> > defining the rel="" values.
> Cool. The idea is that the thing is really reliably discoverable - 
> otherwise authors will come up with something that makes sense but 
> breaks the implicit model that the spec is built on. I am actually not 
> sure that we mean the same thing when we say "nearest" but I will talk 
> to you off the list about that to clarify that in my mind :-)


rel=help is now defined to apply to the link element's parent and its 

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