[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Oct 3 10:15:19 PDT 2008

Russell Leggett wrote:
> I've wrestled with this because its something that our designer has 
> wanted to use all over the place for an application I'm working on. It 
> turns out to be a usability nightmare if not used sparingly.

Why was it a uasability nightmare? Would it still have been a useability 
nightmare if there had existed a semantic 'placeholder' attribute?

/ Jonas

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