HTML label: Main Tips
- HTML label acts as a caption for a specified element.
- It is very convenient to use HTML label for <input> elements. It increases the clickable area, as clicking the label activates the input as well.
- An input element can also be nested inside the HTML
- You must include the closing tag.
Using label Tag
<label> element specifies an HTML label for a given element:
<label>My Name Field</label> <input type="text" name="myName" class="myNameInput" required/>
The element that has an HTML label is called the labeled control.
Note: one element can have multiple labels.
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Attributes for label
for attribute HTML
label tags include must have a value equal to the
id of an element. The label is applied to the first labelable element in the document that matches the specified value:
<label for="phone">My Phone Number:</label> <input type="text" value="" name="phoneNo" id="phone" size="30" placeholder="Provide your phone number">
form attribute was added in HTML5. It is also used to specify the element to label, but only works with <form> elements:
<form id="userform"> <label for="uname">Username</label> <input type="text" id="uname">< <label for="pass" form="userform">Password</label> <input type="password" id="pass"> <input type="submit" value="Submit"> </form>