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Re: Forms: Explicit associations and Empty controls?


From: Thomas Jedenfelt
Date: May 23, 2005 3:00PM

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the quick reply.

Let's see if I have understood WCAG 1.0 correctly:

Checkpoint 10.2 does not suggest to circumvent explicit associations between labels and form controls.

10.2 suggests a fall back by way of containing the INPUT and the description text within the LABEL element, while still declaring (explicit association) the attributes 'for' (LABEL) and 'id' (e.g. INPUT)


In what way would CSS improve/aid(?) explicit associations between labels and form controls?

Could you point to a section in the CSS Specification?

Thomas Jedenfelt

> Yes on both accounts, but I can't think of a situation where
> (particularly nowadays, using CSS) you'd need to circumvent 10.2...
> -- Patrick H. Lauke

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