HTML5 <label> Tag


An simple HTML form with two input fields and related labels:

<label for="male">Male</label>
<input type="radio" name="sex" id="male" />
<br />
<label for="female">Female</label>
<input type="radio" name="sex" id="female" />

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Definition and Usage

The <label> tag defines a label for an input element.

The label element does not render as anything special for the user. However, it provides a usability improvement for mouse users, because if the user clicks on the text within the label element, it toggles the control.

The for attribute of the <label> tag should be equal to the id attribute of the related element to bind them together.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The "form" attribute is new in HTML5.

Tips and Notes

Note: A label can be bound to another element by using the "for" attribute, or placing the element inside the label element.


New : New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
for id of another field Defines which form element the label is for. Set to an ID of a form element
formNew formname Defines one ore more forms the label field belongs to

Standard Attributes

The <label> tag also supports the Standard Attributes in HTML5.

Event Attributes

The <label> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5.