[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes
dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 08:37:42 PDT 2008
On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:05 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:32 AM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com>
>> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>
>> > On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Brenton Strine
>> > <Brenton.Strine at citrix.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Andy Lyttle <whatwg at phroggy.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> > iota. This leans me even more toward a CSS solution. I'll just bite
>> > the
>> > bullet and bring it up to the CSS WG.
>> Are you proposing that placeholder could be a positioned object, such
>> as an image?
> Not entirely sure what you're suggesting here, but maybe?
I feel the same way about what you wrote. (?)
> My suggestion was
> put forward up above - I would prefer if the placeholder text was replaced
> content. You set a CSS rule (haven't decided the best way to handle this
> yet) that suppresses the display of a label and instead uses the textual
> content of the label as a placeholder.
A <label> element?
> Using an image as a placeholder is interesting, though.
Designers propose all sorts of things.
I know that Google
> custom search does that sometimes.
Google does all sorts of things, too.
And Yahoo, too.
>However, I'm fine with leaving that to
> like the placeholder-instead-of-label issue is. As well, it's still a
> minority technique compared to text placeholders.
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