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[Bug 5835] New: no apparent mechanism for applying a caption to a fieldset

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Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 09:34:00 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-5835-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5835

           Summary: no apparent mechanism for applying a caption to a
                    fieldset
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


the html 4.01 spec provides a method to associate a caption with a set of form
controls contained within a fieldset using the legend element.

"The LEGEND element allows authors to assign a caption to a FIELDSET. The
legend improves accessibility when the FIELDSET is rendered non-visually." [1]

There does not appear to be a mechanism to do this in HTML5 as the legend
element has been co-opted for use with the figure element.

Is a mechanism going to be provided?

[1]http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html#h-17.10


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