[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 18:02:01 PDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2008, at 10:27 AM, Aaron Boodman wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Kristof Zelechovski
>>> <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
> Other INPUT attributes work don't reflect.

(Other INPUT attributes don't reflect.)

Please bear with my typos and grammatical errors (mostly caused by editing).

> Currently, input.setAttribute('placeholder', 'foo'), does update the
> visual placeholder text. This is different than say the "value"
> property of an input, which can be set, but won't change the attribute
> value:

That's actually a poor comparison: setAttribute('placeholder', 'new')
to getAttribute('value');

Doesn't really prove anything. Setting attributes may or may not have
the desired side effects depending on the browser (the example below
shows this to be true).



> Garrett
>> Regards,
>> Maciej

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