in reply to CGI.pm checkbox problem?
Have a look at this page where it talks about "CREATING A GROUP OF RELATED CHECKBOXES". It will probably answer your the question (hint: see point 3., the one that relates to making the list look like a vertical list rather than a horizontal one.
The " />" is XHTML .. if CGI.pm does it, it's probably OK.
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