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Re: Idea for improved Checkbox and Radio Buttons (call for discussion)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 13:31:43 -0500
Message-ID: <3418390F.77CA@w3.org>
To: Tony Sanders <sanders@bsdi.com>
CC: www-talk@w3.org
Tony Sanders wrote:
> 
> In most GUI frameworks, checkbox and radio button *include* the labeling
> text so you have a larger target for selection.  However, with HTML
> you must select the (usually) tiny box to effect the change.
> 
> One solution would have been to define <INPUT> as a container
> but it's obviously too late for that.

You mean like this?

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http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40/interact/forms.html#h-9.1.2.5

This example creates a table that is used to align two INPUT controls
and their
associated labels. Each label is associated explicitly with one of the
INPUT elements.

<FORM action="..." method="post">
<TABLE>
  <TR>
    <TD><LABEL for="fname">First Name</LABEL>
    <TD><INPUT type="text" name="firstname" id="fname">
  <TR>
    <TD><LABEL for="lname">Last Name</LABEL>
    <TD><INPUT type="text" name="lastname" id="lname">
</TABLE>
<FORM>
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-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C HTML Working Group Chair
http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 11 September 1997 14:30:55 GMT

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