[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Fri Oct 3 12:56:55 PDT 2008

Am Freitag, den 03.10.2008, 20:41 +0100 schrieb Adrian Sutton:
> Addresses prove to be an extremely good example because there are so
> many different formats around the world and people get confused.
>  Dates also matter, eg:
> <label for=”date”>Date: <input type=”text” placeholder=”1 Jan 2008”
> id=”date” /></label>
Wouldn't three comboboxes be more appropriate ?

> While ideally the server would deal with a huge variety of date
> formats giving a subtle hint about a format that would work
> particularly well is very useful and a lot more user-friendly than
> (DD/MM/YY).  I’m sure there are plenty of other examples of data types
> that would benefit from an example rather than just a lot of text
> describing the field.
Maybe helping with your problem, Xforms comes to mind.

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