[whatwg] Proposal: Allow block content inside label element

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 28 18:10:24 PDT 2008

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> Does that mean that Internet Explorer should NOT redirect focus from a 
> LABEL to the control because the operating system GUI does not do that 
> either?

For checkboxes and radio buttons, the text that Windows places near the 
interactive widget both focuses and activates the control; in the case of 
text fields, the text is static and has no behavior.

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> What should the browser do with a label containing a hyperlink, assuming 
> the operating system allows plain text labels only?

I'm not aware of any modern GUI that doesn't allow text to be interactive 
(like a link) or styled, so this is probably academic. However, the spec 
already defines how to handle elements within <label> that have their own 
activation behavior, so this is moot.

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