[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sat Oct 4 07:38:07 PDT 2008

If a date input control is split, only the month should be requested as a
SELECT control.

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Adrian Sutton
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 10:31 PM
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp; whatwg
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

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.


Adrian Sutton.

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