[whatwg] Pattern Hint
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Wed Aug 3 22:58:53 PDT 2005
Dean Edwards wrote:
> I know this has been suggested before, and was rejected, but I would quite
> like to see a "pattern hint" attribute added to Web Forms 2.0. With more
> complex input controls we should spare a thought for the poor user.
# Authors should include a description of the pattern in the title attribute.
# User agents may use the contents of this attribute when informing the user
# that the pattern is not matched, or at any other suitable time, such as in a
# tooltip or read out by assistive technology when the control gains focus.
# When a control has a pattern attribute, the title attribute, if used, must
# describe the pattern. Additional information could also be included, so long
# as it assists the user in entering the field. Otherwise, assistive technology
# would be impaired.
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