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Re: label across /td

From: Aaron Smith <aaron@gwmicro.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:09:56 -0500
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To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Ideally, we will be able to retrieve the contents of the label and apply it 
to the "associated" element regardless of what lies within the label tag. 
But just to make sure I understand, are you proposing that beginning and 
ending row tags might be inside of a label tag?

At 03:41 PM 2/13/2003, Joe Clark wrote:

>Kwickie kwestion about use of the label element across the closing
>tag of block-level elements, as </td><td>.
>In theory, you can use <label for="{element}">[item]</label>
>anywhere on a page. In turn, {element} can appear anywhere else.
>Cf. <http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/forms/label.html>.
>But do screen readers actually understand this coding and
>"associate," as the buzzword has it, the label with the control?
>Genuinely? Really and truly?
>Does anyone know this definitively? I suppose it's pointless to hope
>for an answer from Freedom Scientific, but maybe someone with Jaws
>could check. Meanwhile, Aaron of GW Micro, take it away!
>     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
>     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
>     Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
>     <http://joeclark.org/book/>

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