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Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 14:32:20 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Chris Ridpath
Email: chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca
Affiliation: ATRC University of Toronto
Document: TD
Item Number: H44: Using label elements to associate text labels with form controls...
Part of Item: Tests
Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The example showing an implicit label association is misleading: \"<label>First name <input type=\"text\" name=\"firstname\"></label>\"

This label is explicitly associated with the form control (the label contains the form control, it is not implied). 

Technique H65 states this is OK \"...by including the form control within the label element\".

If there was more than one control within the label element then it is ambiguous and wrong. 

If the label does not contain the form control then there is an implicit relationship.

The \"note 2\" text is incorrect: \"Labels for these elements are implicitly associated via the value attribute\".

Using an attribute of the element is an explicit association, not implicit.

Proposed Change:
Do not use the word \"implicit\" to describe relationship of label containing control or label using attribute.
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