[whatwg] Customize HTML5 forms placeholder style
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 18 14:35:10 PST 2010
On 2/18/10 5:21 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> That doesn't seem like a horrible problem to me. Most people don't
> set color on inputs
I just checked that claim on a few sites (the first ones that came to
mind). Most of these are search fields; the rest are login fields.
These set input colors:
bing.com (but doesn't set background)
These do not:
amazon.com (but does set the background(!))
So all I can conclude is that maybe you're right and maybe not....
> and when they do, it's at least guaranteed that
> the color is *usable* for placeholder, even if it's not ideal.
Right; it might well make it look like the placeholder is actual text in
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