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[Bug 13296] New: The use of the <label> element as a 'caption' not clearly defined.

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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 07:31:25 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13296-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13296

           Summary: The use of the <label> element as a 'caption' not
                    clearly defined.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y, a11ytf
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


In section 4.10.6 The label element, the label is said to represent a 'caption'
in a user interface. There is however, no explanation of what 'caption' means
in this context or why it may be needed (for example to make the form controls
more accessible). Is it the same as a 'caption' for a data table, or is it
similar to the figcaption etc? I suggest linking to the section of the spec
that describes what a caption is, and what it is for as well as its content
model etc. 
 [1]
http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/tabular-data.html#the-caption-element 
 [2]
http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/grouping-content.html#the-figcaption-eleme

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