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From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 15:41:50 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Kwickie kwestion about use of the label element across the closing
tag of block-level elements, as </td><td>.

In theory, you can use <label for="{element}">[item]</label>
anywhere on a page. In turn, {element} can appear anywhere else.
Cf. <http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/forms/label.html>.

But do screen readers actually understand this coding and
"associate," as the buzzword has it, the label with the control?
Genuinely? Really and truly?

Does anyone know this definitively? I suppose it's pointless to hope
for an answer from Freedom Scientific, but maybe someone with Jaws
could check. Meanwhile, Aaron of GW Micro, take it away!

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