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

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Mon Oct 22 10:17:02 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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So the key question the client needs to answer is: which is more important
catering for AOL users or disabled users..? As there ain't no law
AOL users' access (there are accessiblity laws in the UK, US & Australia),
I would suspect that their lawyers will advise them towards supporting


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fieldset tags get completely hosed for Mac users running AOL v. 4 and 5.
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.

>From: "Peter-Paul Koch" <gassinaumasis at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>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.

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