[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Adrian Sutton adrian.sutton at ephox.com
Fri Oct 3 13:31:24 PDT 2008

On 03/10/08 20:56, "Nils Dagsson Moskopp"
<nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 03.10.2008, 20:41 +0100 schrieb Adrian Sutton:
>> <label for=²date²>Date: <input type=²text² placeholder=²1 Jan 2008²
>> id=²date² /></label>
> Wouldn't three comboboxes be more appropriate ?

While that's a common solution it's a terribly inefficient and frustrating
user interface. Besides, the specific examples aren't as important as the
idea that placeholder is an excellent way to provide suggestions and thus
distinct from the label of the field.


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