Now instead of a 16x16 capture (just the checkbox) you have the
checkbox *and* the label itself available for capture, just like any
By "capture" I mean that the label is capable of capturing, responding
to, and bubbling events like onclick etc. The UI term for actually
clicking on the thing is "acquisition", as in "the target is
easier to acquire because you can click on the label or the checkbox".
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