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Re: Legend wrap (or not)

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From: Keith Parks
Date: Aug 29, 2007 9:00AM


On Aug 29, 2007, at 4:49 AM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> Not necessarily. Labels should be short, too. A label/field pair
> can be
> preceded by explanatory text if needed. E.g.:
>
> <fieldset>
> <legend>Watching TV</legend>
> How much do you watch television? Please estimate this as an average
> number of hours per day, during the last six months.
> <div><label for="tv-hr">Hours per day:</label>
> <input id="tv-hr" type="text" size="2" maxlength="2"></div>
> </fieldset>
>
> This would mean repeating the text "hours per day", which is _good_
> here
> in my opinion, since it's essential information. But if desired,
> the label
> text _could_ be just "Hours:".

Is there any reason not to wrap the <label> around text that is
already there?

From your example:

<fieldset>
<legend>Watching TV</legend>
How much do you watch television? Please estimate this as an average
number of <label for="tv-hr">hours per day</label>, during the last
six months.
<input id="tv-hr" type="text" size="2" maxlength="2">
</fieldset>


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Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
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