[whatwg] Input field's hint value

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Wed Feb 21 06:07:12 PST 2007

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:28:47 +0100, Wolfram Kriesing <wolfram.kriesing at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> I was searching, but didnt find a hint-attribute for an input. The
>> more often we are using inline editing, the more the need for the
>> following is rising, imho:
>>From the semantic standpoint, I believe this is what the title attribute 
> expresses.
> Please somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but this behavior (show the value of 
> the title attribute whenever the control is not focused and has empty value) can 
> already be specified with CSS over WF2. 

You're right. A hint attribute was discussed but the general feeling 
was that the title attribute was appropriate for this.


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