Het HTML-label-element (<label>) stelt een bijschrift van een element in een gebruikersinterface voor. Een label kan met een element geassocieerd zijn doordat het element in het <label>-element staat, of door middel van het attribuut for. Dit element heet het gelabelde element van het label. Eén input-element kan geassocieerd zijn met meerdere labels.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, interactive content, form-associated element, palpable content.
Permitted content Phrasing content, but no descendant label elements. No labelable elements other than the labeled control are allowed.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements Any element that accepts phrasing content.
DOM interface HTMLLabelElement


This element includes the global attributes.

accesskey HTML 4 HTML5
A shortcut key to access this element from the keyboard.
The ID of a labelable form-related element in the same document as the label element. The first such element in the document with an ID matching the value of the for attribute is the labeled control for this label element.
Note: A label element can have both a for attribute and a contained control element, as long as the for attribute points to the contained control element.
form HTML5
The form element that the label element is associated with (its form owner). If specified, the value of the attribute must be the ID of a <form> element in the same document. This attribute enables you to place label elements anywhere within a document, not just as descendants of their form elements.


Eenvoudig voorbeeld-label

<label>Klik mij <input type="text"></label>

Met het "for"-attribuut

<label for="gebruikersnaam">Klik mij</label>
<input type="text" id="gebruikersnaam">


Specificatie Status Opmerking
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<label>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
The definition of '<label>' in that specification.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<label>' in that specification.
Recommendation Eerste verschijning


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Browser Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Support (Yes) (Yes)[1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Browser Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Support (Yes) (Yes)[1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

[1] Starting with Gecko 8.0 (Firefox 8.0 / Thunderbird 8.0 / SeaMonkey 2.5), a bubbling click event triggers at most one <label>, and the synthetic click event cannot trigger additional <label>s. In Gecko, a click event will still bubble up past a <label>, while in WebKit or Internet Explorer the click event will stop at the <label>. The behavior prior to Gecko 8.0 (triggering multiple <label>s) caused Firefox to stop responding (see bug 646157).

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