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Associate groups of form controls using the FIELDSET element

Make sure groups of related form controls are structured using a FIELDSET element

Forms often contain controls meant to be operated as a whole. While these controls are visually organized as single units, they are only bound on the presentation layer unless something also programmatically associates them in the source code. Grouping controls is most important for related radio buttons and checkboxes, but it is also useful when multiple text fields are meant to work together, like for a phone number. Binding form controls as a semantic grouping allows users to understand the [...]

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