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HTML HTML Forms Organizing Forms The Label Element

In order so that the "for"attribute in label tag to work, must each input element have an 'id' ?

Do we need to always set an "id" in the input element in order for the label to work, so that the cursor will appear when we click the label name? I was thinking that the attribute "for" in the label tag has various types like name, email, or passwords. But am I right to think that what we put in the "for" value section of the label tag, is the "id value" we set in the input label? So is the basic structure or syntax to remember in making an input element is not to forget to set an "id", because later on when setting the label tag for that input, label tag will need the "id value" in the "for"attribute section of the label tag?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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You're right that the "for" attribute is a reference to the ID of a control element. Control elements that do not already have an ID can be given one when needed for a label to refer to.

Labels can also be associated with a control by containing them. In that case, neither the control ID or the "for" attribute of the label is necessary.

Thank you.