Rule: label must reference control

Rule ID Control 6
Conformance Required
Definition Each label element using the for attribute must reference a form control on the page.
  • label elements are useful for accessibility only when they reference form controls. The use of labels increase the effective size for activation of the control and provide a speak-able label for speech input activation.
Conformance Required
WCAG Success Criteria

Success Criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

Rule Category Forms
Rule Scope Element
  • For a label element to properly reference a form control, ensure that the for attribute value on the label element exactly matches the id attribute value on the form control.
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