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Re: forms - checkbox labels and wrapping

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 08:35:23 -0800
Message-Id: <v04220810b4975beb7c93@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 09:00p -0600 01/03/00, Dan Connolly wrote:
>Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>  >
>  > There's a problem with forms, specifically checkboxes and radio buttons,
>  > where the text associated with the item wraps separately. I've tried &nbsp;
>  > between them, I've tried Netscape's <nobr> element, but there does not seem
>  > to be any way to bind them together. It's too bad we never had a label=
>  > attribute for <input>, as that would have prevented the problem (and would
>  > have allowed RTL direction for RTL languages to be automatic, layout-wise).
>It's too bad we didn't have them from the beginning, but we do have
>them. They've been a W3C recommendation since Dec 1997. The current
>spec is:
>17.9 Labels

Gee, somehow I missed that. I wonder if any browsers make use of it yet...

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