[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue Sep 30 23:45:48 PDT 2008

"input.placeholder" is merely a notation; notation does not infer any
semantics by itself.

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Garrett Smith
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:36 PM
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp
<nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> 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.

The semantics would be simple property access:


- as demonstrated in the example I posted up.


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