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legend tags causing a bug in IE

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Community Member, 101 Posts

8 April 2010 at 11:09pm


why are there legend in template yet they are not being used.

here is an extract of


because is n xhtml it changes this to <legend /> and this will create a a blank legend with a height of about 20px in IE.
It pushes the the action button down a bit.
It will be nice to change this to

<% if  Legend %><legend>$Legend</legend><% end_if %>

to block them if they are not available.

in its even worse, its just


are these "Legends" really necessary




Forum Moderator, 5521 Posts

11 April 2010 at 1:25pm

AFAIK legend tags are needed for some levels of section 508 / WCAG validation. If your form has no legend then you could just set legend { display: none; } in your css.