This element is used to provide a label for a control element. If the user clicks the label, it will move the focus to the associated control, specified with the
More information is available in the XUL tutorial.
<label value="Email address" control="email"/> <textbox id="email"/>
- Type: character
- This should be set to a letter that is used as a shortcut key. This letter should be one of the characters that appears in the
text for the element.
<vbox> <label value="Enter Name" accesskey="e" control="myName"/> <textbox id="myName"/> <button label="Cancel" accesskey="n"/> <button label="Ok" accesskey="O"/> </vbox>
- Type: one of the values below
- If the label of the element is too big to fit in its given space, the text will be cropped on the side specified by the
cropattribute. An ellipsis will be used in place of the cropped text. If the box direction is reversed, the cropping is reversed.
start: The text will be cropped on its left side.
end: The text will be cropped on its right side.
left: The text will be cropped on its left side.
right: The text will be cropped on its right side.
center: The text will be cropped in the middle, showing both the start and end of the text normally.
none: The text will be not be cropped using an ellipsis. However, the text will simply be cut off if it is too large. The side depends on the CSS text alignment.
- Type: boolean
- Indicates whether the element is disabled or not. If this element is set to
truethe element is disabled. Disabled elements are usually drawn with grayed-out text. If the element is disabled, it does not respond to user actions, it cannot be focused, and the
commandevent will not fire.
<!-- Checkbox enables/disables the button --> <checkbox label="Enable button" onclick="document.getElementById('buttRemove').disabled = this.checked"/> <button id="buttRemove" label="Remove All" disabled="true"/>
- Type: string
- The text to be used for the label.
- Type: integer
- A value indicating the type of accessibility object for the element.
The following classes may be used to style the element. These classes should be used instead of changing the style of the element directly since they will fit more naturally with the user's selected theme.
- A class used for headings. Typically, this will cause the text to appear bold.
- This class causes the text to be indented on its left side.
- This class causes the text to be displayed in a monospace font.
- This class causes the element to be displayed with no border or margin.
- This class causes the text to be displayed with a smaller margin.
- Labels with this class may be focused and the click handler run or the address in the href attribute opened on a mouse click or Enter key press. Labels will appear like a link (blue and underlined).
Remember that the label element has a "value" attribute, unlike value in HTML whereas buttons, checkboxes use label="foo" as the attribute
<label label="A Caption"/> <-- wrong --> <label value="A Caption"/> <label value="Click the button"/> <button label="A Button"/> <checkbox label="A Decision" value="1"/>