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This post is part of my Today I learned series in which I share all my web development learnings.

My friend Tom shared a fascinating link. Roma Komarov describes that when you define pseudo-classes like :hover and :active for an input element, these styles are also applied to the element when an associated label is e.g. hovered.

See this behavior in action below.


The input field turns purple whenever you hover its associated label. 🤯

Check out the examples in the article yourself. That's wild stuff!

Today I learned that the same behavior applies to input click handlers triggered when you click on an associated label.

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