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Improving label element discoverability

My good friend Andy is soliciting applications to be his other half via his blog. He’s a lovely guy, so go sign up! More importantly, the stylesheet for his romance test includes this gem:

label {
    cursor: pointer;
}

I’m a huge fan of the greatly under-rated <label> element, but I’ve always worried about it’s low discoverability. I’d never thought of using CSS to change the mouse pointer. I’ve added that to my stylesheet and I’ll definitely be using it in the future.

This is Improving label element discoverability by Simon Willison, posted on 15th June 2003.

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