[thelist] why don't more sites use <label> tag?

Peter-Paul Koch gassinaumasis at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 22 08:47:35 CDT 2001

>>I was sufficiently interested to do some testing. It turns out that
>>only Explorer does something with the LABEL tag, though presentation
>>isn't messed up in other browsers.
>Actually, Mozilla and NS6 mangle the <label> tag when used with css
>of any sort. The effects range from causing the label to display
>block--even when display is set to inline, to causing the label and
>form element to not display at all, which totally defeats any
>accessibility benefits gained by using <label>

Thanks for the info. I tried display: block in my example and while NN6.1 
showed it fine, Mozilla 0.9.5 hid the entire form, as you said.

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