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[whatwg] Proposal: Allow block content inside label element

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 01:10:24 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0810290108120.1041@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> Does that mean that Internet Explorer should NOT redirect focus from a 
> LABEL to the control because the operating system GUI does not do that 
> either?

For checkboxes and radio buttons, the text that Windows places near the 
interactive widget both focuses and activates the control; in the case of 
text fields, the text is static and has no behavior.

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> What should the browser do with a label containing a hyperlink, assuming 
> the operating system allows plain text labels only?

I'm not aware of any modern GUI that doesn't allow text to be interactive 
(like a link) or styled, so this is probably academic. However, the spec 
already defines how to handle elements within <label> that have their own 
activation behavior, so this is moot.

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