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HTML has a handy label element that allows to associate text with a form control and in graphical user agents allows the user to give focus (or execute an action) on such a control by invoking the label with a pointing device, e.g. the mouse or a finger.

Not using it basically means that the user has to hit a tiny target of often just 16×16 px² which, as Fitts' law tells us, is worse than hitting a target of 300×16 px².

This is basically a conceptual duplicate of my older : Could checkboxes such as “Notify” get an HTML label tag?

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+2 for labels. -1 for square pixels. – Dennis Jun 15 '12 at 12:50
Lengths are commonly given in pixels as well [...] I know, but pixels are like city blocks, not meters. Square pixels measure volume in the 4th dimension. :-) "Liters per km" is not an area, although the English usage of per makes it look like it. Here, per indicates division. "Liters times km" would be an area. – Dennis Jun 15 '12 at 12:58
OK, you got me there. – Dennis Jun 15 '12 at 14:02

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