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How do I get a reference to the label of a checkbox?

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I have the following HTML code in my page:

<td><input type="checkbox" id="mycheckbox"><label for="mycheckbox">This is my checkbox</label></td>

What I need to do is use javascript to show and hide the checkbox and associated label when another action happens on the page.  I have the code working for doing the checkbox, but I don't know how to get a reference to the label to make it hide.

What is the javascript to get a reference to the label?  Alternatively, I could set the td to hide, if I could get a reference to that.  I cannot change the HTML code (no adding id, name, or class properties).
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Rob Siklos earned 500 total points
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Can you get a reference to the <td> using:

   var parentNode = document.getElementById("mycheckbox").parentNode;

and then apply "style= display: none" to all the child elements of the td
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by:CWS (haripriya)
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You can use the id property.

<td><input type="checkbox" id="mycheckbox"><label id="mylabel" for="mycheckbox">This is my checkbox</label></td>

document.getElementById("mylabel").style.display='none'
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by:SkipFire
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cyberwebservice, I said I cannot change the HTML provided and the HTML provided does not have an ID property on the label.

rob263, it worked, thanks.
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by:SkipFire
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The code to execute and style settings once I had the object was a bit off, but getting the object was dead on and getting the object was all I needed.
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