[whatwg] [WF2] Clear On Focus attribute
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed May 23 13:15:57 PDT 2007
On 5/23/07, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On May 23, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > So... perhaps we can come up with a way for them to get this effect,
> > while preserving semantics.
> > Maybe a new attribute? "innerlabel" maybe... or something like that.
> > So, maybe something like....
> > <input type="search" innerlabel="search in vancouver...">
> > (And this would have the effect described in the original post. I.e.,
> > a text input box with "search in vancouver..." inside of it. When the
> > use clicks in the text input box, that text disappears.)
> Did you see the proposal to use WebKit's "placeholder" attribute for
> this purpose? It already works the way you suggest.
Guess that's another reason to have an attribute like that in HTML5 :-)
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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supercanadian @ gmail.com
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