How To Fix "label-has-associated-control" error

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A <label> element must be associated with a control element such as <input />. Failure to do so will result in a lint error message stating that "A form label must be associated with a control".

How to fix the label-has-associated-control Eslint error?

You can connect fix the issue in these 2 ways:

  1. Solution 1: Fix jsx-a11y/label-has-associated-control by connecting via id:
    <label htmlFor="username-input">Username</label>
    <input id="username-input" name="login-username" type="text" />
  2. Solution 2: Wrapping the label around the element:
    <input name="login-username" type="text" />

You need to connect a <label> element to one of the following elements:

  • <input>
  • <select>
  • <textarea>
  • <fieldset>

Why is it important to have a label attached to a control element?

It is important to give the user a clue about what value is expected for the given control element.

Assistive technologies need the <label> to let the user know what the expected input is for the form field.

To assist users with visual impairments in completing an online form, establish a connection between a control element and a corresponding label element by using one of the 2 techniques.

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