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Status: WontFix
Last visit > 30 days ago
Closed: Oct 2016
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Issue 481983: <legend> element doesn't accept display: inline;

Reported by, Apr 28 2015

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.90 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create a <legend> element with some text.
2. Add an inline element after it, like <span>, with some text.
3. Set <legend> to "display: inline".

What is the expected behavior?
<legend> should become inline, so that the span displays on the same line as <legend> (see behavior in Firefox).

What went wrong?
<legend> does not seem to accept a display value of "inline".

Did this work before? No 

Chrome version: 42.0.2311.90  Channel: stable
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 17.0 r0 example JSFiddle

Comment 1 by, Apr 29 2015

Labels: -OS-Windows OS-All M-44 Cr-Blink-CSS
Status: Untriaged
Thanks for the report.

Able to reproduce this issue on Win7, Stable # 42.0.2311.90, Canary #44.0.2385.0, Mac OS X 10.9.5 & Ubuntu 14.04 Chrome Stable # 42.0.2311.90

Not a regression, issue existing from M18 # 18.0.1000.0

Comment 2 by, Apr 29 2015


Comment 3 by, Apr 29 2015

Owner: ----
Status: Available

Comment 4 by, Apr 30 2015

Labels: -Cr-Blink-CSS Cr-Blink-Layout Cr-Blink-Forms Cr-Blink-Forms-Legend

Comment 5 by, May 5 2015

Status: Started

Comment 6 by, May 21 2015

Labels: -M-44 MovedFrom-44 M-45
[AUTO] Moving all non essential bugs to the next Milestone.  (This decision is based on the labels attached to your ticket.)


Comment 7 by, Oct 7 2015

Labels: Hotlist-Recharge
This issue likely requires triage.  The current issue owner may be inactive (i.e. hasn't fixed an issue in the last 30 days or commented in this particular issue in the last 90 days).  Thanks for helping out!


Comment 8 by, Oct 8 2015

Owner: ----
Status: Available

Comment 9 by, Jan 14 2016

I'd like to work on this issue.

Comment 11 by, Jan 20 2016

Labels: M-50
Status: Fixed

Comment 12 by, May 30 2016

The issue starts off by talking about Chrome's behavior not matching that of Firefox... and then the final behavior that was checked in still does not match Firefox.  Further, the behavior that was implemented is a clear violation of the HTML spec at

Comment 13 by, May 31 2016

Status: Untriaged (was: Fixed)
Re-opening for triage in light of #12

Comment 14 by, May 31 2016

Labels: Hotlist-Interop

Comment 15 by, Jun 1 2016

I think Boris's opinion makes sense.(#12) And I want to take a look.

Comment 16 by, Jun 1 2016

Status: Assigned (was: Untriaged)

Comment 17 by, Jul 12 2016

Components: -Blink>Forms>Legend -Blink>Forms Blink>Forms>Fieldset

Comment 18 by, Oct 25 2016

Project Member

Comment 19 by, Oct 25 2016

Status: WontFix (was: Assigned)
per comment #12 I'm closing this issue as WontFix.

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