[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Wed Oct 1 10:45:48 PDT 2008

I never intended to limit what the HTML specification supports in this
particular thread.  I only wanted to say that Safari is not at fault here
and suggest a workaround.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Boodman [mailto:aa at google.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 7:27 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: whatwg; Joao Eiras
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

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
> 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

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.

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