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[whatwg] Form Control Group Labels

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 18:58:42 +0000
Message-ID: <490760E2.7080408@googlemail.com>
Thomas Broyer wrote:
> Wouldn't aria-labelledby [1] be better-suited? (if and once ARIA is
> added to HTML5)

Better how?

> According to [2] it works in most AT (and note the use of <label
> for=""> to both degrade gracefully and gain the "click to check"
> behavior in "visual" browsers).

Note Marco is only talking about Firefox 3 and a significant selection 
of recent screen readers for GNOME and Windows, his test case is about 
individual field labels not group labels, and even there he mentions 
that it doesn't work with the most popular screen reader amongst those 
tested. LEGEND works in more user agents and AT combinations and is 
therefore more backwards compatible.

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 28 October 2008 11:58:42 UTC

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