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

phil crawford crawford_phil at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 22 10:04:20 CDT 2001

fieldset tags get completely hosed for Mac users running AOL v. 4 and 5. (It 
actually isn't that simple as I've found it is related to having both 
fieldsets and tables on the same page, whether they are nested or not.)

And that sucks.  Since this client is a government entity, they need to 
support this particular user group.

All my other tests of fieldset showed that they either displayed well, or 
not at all (which is ok).


ps.  Oh, NN6 seems to use <label> correctly.

>From: "Peter-Paul Koch" <gassinaumasis at hotmail.com>
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>Subject: Re: [thelist] why don't more sites use <label> tag?
>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 11:01:18 +0000
>>I can't figure out why more sites don't use the <label> tag.  Google
>>doesn't even use it.  Does <label> completely mess up some browser I
>>haven't seen?
>I was sufficiently interested to do some testing. It turns out that only
>Explorer does something with the LABEL tag, though presentation isn't 
>up in other browsers.
>>I'm also using the fieldset tag and I _know_ this really gets messed up on
>>some browswers.  I'm in the process of getting rid of the <fieldset> tags.
>Tested this also and I don't see any reason to get rid of the FIELDSET and
>LEGEND. The only drawback is that browser that don't support it put the
>LEGEND text in the page anyway, usually on an ugly place. If you solve this
>problem I think they're eminently usable.
>See http://www.xs4all.nl/~ppk/tests/fieldset.html for the tests.
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