The HTMLLabelElement interface gives access to properties specific to <label> elements. It inherits methods and properties from the base HTMLElement interface.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLLabelElement.control Read only
Is a HTMLElement representing the control with which the label is associated.
HTMLLabelElement.form Read only
Is a HTMLFormElement object representing the form with which the labeled control is associated, or null if there is no associated control, or if that control isn't associated with a form. In other words, this is just a shortcut for HTMLLabelElement.control.form.
Is a string containing the ID of the labeled control. This reflects the for attribute.


No specific methods; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLLabelElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5.
The definition of 'HTMLLabelElement' in that specification.
Recommendation The property accessKey is now defined on HTMLElement.
The following property has been added: control.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLLabelElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLLabelElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) [1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) [1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

[1] The form attribute's meaning was changed in a specification revision on April 28, 2016. Previously, it returned a form with which the label was directly associated. However, labels are no longer members of forms; instead, this attribute now returns the form with which the control is affiliated.

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