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Adam Hopkinson

I don’t think IE7 does highlight the input control – at least not on the checkboxes i’ve just tried with.

I think this method has some very valid benefits for accessibility, especially for partially- or poorly-sighted users. From what i’ve read, screenreaders also often have problems visually locating labels with related controls, especially when the label doesn’t wrap the control.

It’s also worth noting that when resizing text using the browser, checkboxes and radio buttons don’t resize. Many people use this to make a site readable and an extra benefit is making links into bigger targets – labels then become a more important way of activating a control.