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Forms are forms, not lists

Respecting someone or their publication does not prevent one from disagreeing with them. In fact, I think to nod along saying “you’re so right, OMG, you are so right!” is less respectful than listening to and considering what they say. That dealt with, allow me to disagree with some people I respect.

Frequently, I see HTML forms coded as lists. I’ve seen this in code by some publications and people I highly respect, such as on A List Apart. The code may be:

<form action="example.php" method="post">
<ol>
  <li>
    <label for="itemOne">Item One</label>
    <input id="itemOne" name="itemOne" />
  </li>
  <li>
    <label for="itemTwo">Item Two</label>
    <input id="itemTwo" name="itemTwo" />
  </li>
</ol>
</form>