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This is a follow-up to from @quicksketch:

I certainly don't want a label on images most of the time, or on the fields @JayaJayanth listed above, but if I have a bunch of arbitrary (short) textfields, I need the label to tell the difference between them.

My suggestion here would be to:

  • Allow each field type to provide a default in hook_field_info() as default_label_display.
  • Specify <hidden> as the default for long texts, images, and list fields.
  • Any field that does not provide a default_label_display should use inline.

If we later wanted to provide a default_label_form option, that could apply to the add/edit forms instead of on display, but we don't have label settings on those forms currently.

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