[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sun Oct 5 11:16:14 PDT 2008
I think it is rather uncommon that the value entered into a search field
needs a hint about what format it should be in. The search engine should be
smart enough to figure out what the user was looking for.
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Kornel Lesinski
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 8:12 PM
To: Keryx Web
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes
On Sun, 05 Oct 2008 17:08:29 +0100, Keryx Web <webmaster at keryx.se> wrote:
> 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!
Therefore I suggest limiting placeholder to type=search.
I rarely see placeholders used in other context than search. Distinctive
look of search input should prevent abuse of it for other kinds of inputs.
regards, Kornel Lesinski
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