Label for Form Elements

Test Weight: normal
The logical connection between definition and form field is missing if the form fields lack an explicit  title.

This means that in the instance of a linear form, it is not apparent which definition belongs to which fiels. This is why the element LABEL was introduced with the attribute for, allowing the explicit definition for form fields.
Using the element LABEL allows Screen-Readerusers in particular to view the definition of the form field directly in the form field itself.

Source: Further information can be found in the W3C accessibility guidelines (12.4 Associate labels explicitly with their controls, Guideline 12, Accessibility Guidelines for Web Content 1.0, W3C recommendations 5th May 1999 und
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Test Results

  • Total 100% 100000
  • Not tested 39.8% 39834
  • Warning 31.2% 31249
  • Suggestion 0% 0
  • Hint 14.3% 14375
  • Passed 14.5% 14542
  • Total amount of tests run.
  • This test was not carried out for this website.
  • Form fields on the tested website do not contain correct labels.
  • The category Suggestion is not being used for this test.
  • Most, but not all, form fields on the tested website contain correct labels.
  • The tested website complies with this requirement.

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