[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

João Eiras joao.eiras at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 10:29:52 PDT 2008

Another thing:

if( 'placeholder' in referencetoInput ){ ... }

can be used for feature detection, else a javascript fallback could be
supplied as the later is the common case.

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Kristof Zelechovski
> <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
>> Please.  This thread is not abort how to write JavaScript code in general.
>> It is about how to write the feature detection code.  This kind of code
>> should be especially robust and relying on deprecated features does not make
>> it more so.
> Ok, let's separate out the 'how people should program' part from the
> 'what we will support part'. My opinion is that input.placeholder
> should be supported, because it is consistent with how everything else
> works.
> I don't think that most web developers even know that accessing
> attributes as properties is deprecated, and would be surprised that
> setting input.placeholder does nothing.
> - a

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