[whatwg] Customize HTML5 forms placeholder style
Tab Atkins Jr.
jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 11:58:26 PST 2010
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Mounir Lamouri
<mounir.lamouri at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am working on placeholder implementation on Gecko and I am face of the
> placeholder style customization. Indeed, a website can style the
> input/textearea element which can make default placeholder style
> The trivial idea is to create a CSS pseudo-element to style the
> placeholder. I am going to implement that  as Webkit did .
> But the properties that will apply to the pseudo-element should be
> limited. Probably only those related to the font.
> At the moment, it looks like there is no specification about the style
> customization of the placeholder. Maybe it would be appropriate to
> specify one ?
>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=457801
>  https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21227
I agree that having a pseudoelement for the placeholder text is a good
idea. Perhaps you could bring it up on the www-style list so we can
decide precisely what properties should apply to it? It seems
reasonable to apply the same restrictions that we currently put on
last paragraph of the section).
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