WCAG 1.0 Double A Checkpoint 10.2

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“Until user agents support explicit associations between labels and form controls, for all form controls with implicitly associated labels, ensure that the label is properly positioned.”

Labels are implicitly associated with its form control either through markup or positioning on the page. The following example shows how a label and form control may be explicitly associated with markup.


<label for="firstname">First name: <input type="text" id="firstname" tabindex="1"></label>

Warning icon Warning: The example given above is an example of explicit association, not implicit, as stated on the W3C website. It is worth noting here that the W3C examples often contain errors, so they should be used with caution.


Labeling Form Controls