[whatwg] Pattern Hint

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 23 16:55:24 PDT 2005

On Wed, 3 Aug 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.

There is one. It's the "title" attribute. See:


Authors can also include the help information inline, next to the pattern.

I'm wary of adding additional help mechanisms. Authors haven't exactly 
gone out of their way to use the existing mechanisms.

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