[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Andy Lyttle whatwg at phroggy.com
Tue Sep 30 12:28:53 PDT 2008

On Sep 30, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:

> Am Dienstag, den 30.09.2008, 11:49 -0700 schrieb Garrett Smith:
>> Are there any arguments against a |placeholder| property on INPUT?
> Missing semantics ? It is a purely presentational attribute.

It provides a hint to the user about what input is expected.  It's no  
less semantic than title, which gets used for plenty of non-title- 
related things.

Andy Lyttle
whatwg at phroggy.com

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