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[Bug 12834] Allow LEGEND element to be wrapped in DIV

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Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 23:48:05 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12834

--- Comment #41 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-12-09 23:48:04 UTC ---
The negative impact:

 * It makes determining what the legend of a <fieldset> is harder, because you
have to go poking around in the DOM to find the legend.

 * It increases the complexity of maintaining pages that use <fieldset>,
because you can't be guaranteed that the <legend> will always be in the right
place.

 * It makes it more likely that authors will make mistakes with <fieldset>,
because now you have to look all over the place to make sure you haven't
already given a legend.

 * It makes writing editors and conformance checkers more complicated.

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