Shiju K Babu Shiju K Babu - 1 month ago 20
HTML Question

Use Fieldset Legend with bootstrap

I am using Bootstrap for my JSP page.

I want to use

for my form. This is my code.

<fieldset class="scheduler-border">
<legend class="scheduler-border">Start Time</legend>
<div class="control-group">
<label class="control-label input-label" for="startTime">Start :</label>
<div class="controls bootstrap-timepicker">
<input type="text" class="datetime" type="text" id="startTime" name="startTime" placeholder="Start Time" />
<i class="icon-time"></i>

CSS is

fieldset.scheduler-border {
border: 1px groove #ddd !important;
padding: 0 1.4em 1.4em 1.4em !important;
margin: 0 0 1.5em 0 !important;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px 0px #000;
box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px 0px #000;

legend.scheduler-border {
font-size: 1.2em !important;
font-weight: bold !important;
text-align: left !important;


I am getting output like this
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I want output in the following way

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I tried adding


in CSS. And I am getting the expected output. But the problem is I would like to add another
for another fields. That time the width of text in legend is a problem as it is lengthier than than 100px.

So what shall I do to get output like I have mentioned? (Without striking the legend text)


That's because Bootstrap by default sets the width of the legend element to 100%. You can fix this by changing your legend.scheduler-border to also use:

legend.scheduler-border {
    width:inherit; /* Or auto */
    padding:0 10px; /* To give a bit of padding on the left and right */

JSFiddle example.

You'll also need to ensure your custom stylesheet is being added after Bootstrap to prevent Bootstrap overriding your styling - although your styles here should have higher specificity.

You may also want to add margin-bottom:0; to it as well to reduce the gap between the legend and the divider.