[whatwg] Placeholder visibility on focus
tkent at chromium.org
Tue Jul 19 03:40:06 PDT 2011
> User agents should present this hint to the user, after having stripped
> line breaks from it,
> when the element's value is the empty string and the control is not
> focused (e.g. by
> displaying it inside a blank unfocused control).
I'd like to propose to change this part so that we allow UAs to show
placeholder text even if the control is focused.
* This behavior might depend on platforms.
The password field of Windows 7 logon screen shows placeholder text when
the field is focused.
* autofocus + placeholder is useless in the current specification.
Software Engineer, Google
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