[whatwg] Proposal: Allow block content inside label element

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue Oct 28 18:17:57 PDT 2008

The text that Windows places near check boxes and radio buttons corresponds
to INPUT[value], not to LABEL.
Internet Explorer redirects focus from labels to obey HTML 4; according to
HTML 5, it should stop.  Should it really?  And what should happen with
labels on HTML 4 pages?  The user experience will be inconsistent.

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:10 AM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Allow block content inside label element

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.

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