HTML <label> tagS2C Home   « HTML <label> tag

Definition

The <label> tag is used to define a label for an <input>, <select> or <textarea> element of a <form>.

Example


<label for="fish">Fish</label>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

for - specifies the form element a label is bound to.

The for attribute must match the id attribute of a form element to bind them together.


<label for="chicken">Fish</label>
<input type="radio" name="pie" value="Chicken" id="chicken" />

Common Attributes

accesskey - specifies a keyboard shortcut to an element.


<label accesskey="aKey">Label text here</label>

class - specifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.


<label class="classname">Label text here</label>

id - specifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.


<label id="idname">Label text here</label>

style - specifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.


<label style="color:red;text-align:left">Label text here</label>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<label title="information about the content">Some text here</label>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<label dir="ltr">Label text here</label>

<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<label dir="rtl">Label text here</label>

lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element.


<label lang="en">Label text here</label>

xml:lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element in XHTML documents.


<label xml:lang="fr">Label text here</label>

Document Event Attributes

NONE

Form Event Attributes

onblur - The JavaScript code to be run when an element loses focus.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onblur="go()">Label text here</label>

onfocus - The JavaScript code to be run when an element gains focus.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onfocus="go()">Label text here</label>

Image Event Attributes

NONE

Keyboard Event Attributes

onkeydown - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onkeydown="go()">Label text here</label>

onkeypress - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onkeypress="go()">Label text here</label>

onkeyup - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onkeyup="go()">Label text here</label>

Mouse Event Attributes

onclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onclick="go()">Label text here</label>

ondblclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is double clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label ondblclick="go()">Label text here</label>

onmousedown - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onmousedown="go()">Label text here</label>

onmousemove - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is moved.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onmousemove="go()">Label text here</label>

onmouseout - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onmouseout="go()">Label text here</label>

onmouseover - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onmouseover="go()">Label text here</label>

onmouseup - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<label onmouseup="go()">Label text here</label>

go to home page Homepage go to top of page Top