[whatwg] Proposal: Allow block content inside label element

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed Oct 29 13:10:54 PDT 2008

Of course, a Windows check box label corresponds to nothing in HTML!  I have
extrapolated Windows GUI where a check box has a TITLE.  This Windows TITLE
property has no counterpart in HTML.  Sorry for the confusion.
I should have added "Please answer yes or no" because I would like to have a
definitive statement of your advice to Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Do you think the Internet Explorer should abandon support for LABEL behavior
as defined in HTML 4?

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:06 AM
To: Křištof Želechovski
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Allow block content inside label element

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Křištof Želechovski wrote:
> The text that Windows places near check boxes and radio buttons 
> corresponds to INPUT[value], not to LABEL.

No, the value="" attribute is the internal value for submission purposes 
and is not UI text.

> 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.

The whole point is to make the user experience within a single OS be 

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