[whatwg] Customize HTML5 forms placeholder style
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 18 14:04:30 PST 2010
On 2/18/10 4:48 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Can we really not try to push this as pseudo-class and educate the
I'm not sure what you're proposing. Something like
"input:has-placeholder-showing"? (I guess webkit tried
> UAs could do some trickery that their default style rule has
> higher specificity than style= or some such to work around the issue
> WebKit ran into.
Uh... Can we please define "some trickery"? Are you talking "any rule
with this magic pseudo-class has higher specificity than any rule
without this magic pseudo-class"? Something else?
The main benefit of using a pseudo-class is that it allows you to style
the input itself, not just the text, right? Is that desirable? Is it
desirable enough to rewrite CSS cascading to do it?
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