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[Bug 13531] use of implicit labels in examples

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Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 10:36:26 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13531

steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #7 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2012-01-06 10:36:23 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
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> Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: Examples that do not work everywhere yet is not a reason to change
> the examples. It's an incentive to get the software fixed.

These examples are not for a new feature they are for a feature that has been
around for a long time (10+ years):

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html#h-17.9

In this example, we implicitly associate two labels with two text input
controls:

<FORM action="..." method="post">
<P>
<LABEL>
   First Name
   <INPUT type="text" name="firstname">
</LABEL>
<LABEL>
   <INPUT type="text" name="lastname">
   Last Name
</LABEL>
</P>
</FORM>

Continuing to promote a method that does not work across browsers without at
least providing a warning does a disservice to users and developers. Why
promote coding practices that don't work cross browser?

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