What will happen if the label’s id isn’t the same as the input’s id? Would that change anything because it doesn’t seem to change anything visually.
It would be useful to provide some context by way of an example, however I assume you are asking about labels for HTML form elements?
id of a form element is used to link it to it’s label on the page. Consider this: you have a username field with a label that says “Username:” adjacent to it.
<label for="username">Username:</label> <input type="text" id="username" name="username">
In this example, clicking on the area of the screen that says “Username:” will highlight the form field. They are linked by using the same value for the
label for="" and the
input id="" bits.
“Un-linking” the label from the input field doesn’t break the form at all, but is probably less user friendly.
Thank you for the answer. I was asking about the HTML form elements. I guess when I was playing around and change the id to something random I didn’t notice that clicking on the label didn’t highlight the input box.
This topic was automatically closed 41 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.