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A legend is used to provide a caption to a FIELDSET element. A FIELDSET groups a related set of input controls and content together for easier navigation.

This is especially useful for non-graphical user agents (browsers) to expain the usage of the input controls.


Attribute Description
ID Identifies this tag to reference in script (program code)
CLASS Define the class used to render this element (defined by a style sheet)
TITLE A title that is associated with the element (displayed as a tooltip in Internet Explorer)
ALIGN [DEPRECATED] Indicates the horizontal alignment of text for the caption. This is replaced by the CSS specification.


<FORM action="testlengend.php" method="post">
  <LEGEND>Personal Information</LEGEND>
  Last Name: <INPUT NAME="lastname" TYPE="text" TABINDEX="1"><br>
  First Name: <INPUT NAME="firstname" TYPE="text" TABINDEX="2"><br>
  Address: <INPUT NAME="address" TYPE="text" TABINDEX="3"><br>
  ...more personal info...

Renders As:

Personal Information Last Name:
First Name:
...more personal info...


HTML 4.01
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