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[Bug 12834] LEGEND should be allowed to NOT be exactly first child of FIELDSET ("The legend element" spec section)

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Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 15:17:40 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12834

--- Comment #18 from Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru> 2011-12-04 15:17:39 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #17)

The testcases just bulletproofly illustrate how _layout_ possibilities can be
heavily limited by purely theoretical spec-requirement contradicting to actual
browser support.

If some effect is needed for layout, then it will be achieved _anyway_. And if
it cannot be achieved using semantic LEGEND element just because 'spec says
this is invalid', then just an other element will be used instead of LEGEND.
Needless to say that LEGEND missing at all would be semantically (and thus for
accessibility) much worse than just wrapping LEGEND in DIV. (By the way, this
rationale is quite clearly described in description (comment 0) of the bug.)

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