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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.

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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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