[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes
webmaster at keryx.se
Sun Oct 5 09:08:29 PDT 2008
Kristof Zelechovski skrev:
> Does the hint display if the input control gets cleared after loading?
> IMHO, The hint should not disappear on focus. It should remain until a
> new value is entered.
There is one aspect nobody has commented on yet. If this feature -
heaven forbid - would be used *instead of* labels, or if the label would
be moved into the input field, random characters typed by the user would
destroy any explanation of a particular fields purpose.
E.g. <input placeholder="name"> is present on the page, but no other
explanatory text. The user accidentally types in "qqqq". How will the
user get the hint back? Deleting what has been typed and blurring the
field. Good usability? I think not!
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