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Chapter 8. Forms > Grouping Related Fields

Grouping Related Fields

Two other tags that were added to the HTML 4.0 form tags in recognition of nonvisual browsers are the <FIELDSET> and <LEGEND> tags. <FIELDSET> enables you to group related form fields together in a logical group, and <LEGEND> enables you to assign descriptive text to the group of fields. Neither of these might seem necessary on a standard visual browser, but for a visually impaired user with a speech-based browser, these extra features make a form much more usable.

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One advantage of using <FIELDSET> grouping on a visual browser is that it facilitates tabbing through the form field. After the browser knows about a group of fields, it can tab you through the fields in sequence.



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