[whatwg] WebForms2 validity

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Tue Oct 28 15:18:06 PDT 2008

Am Dienstag, den 28.10.2008, 23:03 +0100 schrieb Philipp Serafin:
> This seems to overlap with the "@placeholder" proposal. Maybe both
> proposals could be merged somehow?
> Ideas:
> a) Don't include :default but instead define :invalid so that it won't
> be set as long as the placeholder is visible;
make an easy rule into a complicated one to cater to an unknown use
case. yeah. way to go.

fact: invalid content is invalid. i'd use javascript to change the
element class from "never given focus" to "had focus" using onclick in
your case.

> b) get rid of the placeholder attribute and use :default instead;
:default (or :unchanged, or whatever you want to call it) in itself
sounds good. however, as i understand it the proposed placeholder is to
confer semantic content, thus some pseudocontent-trickery (with
<label> ?) will probably be needed to properly separate semantic and
presentational content.

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