[whatwg] Placeholder visibility on focus
thomas at webtypes.com
Tue Jul 19 03:55:38 PDT 2011
instead of checking for an empty string *and* focus the user agent should just check for an empty string.
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)
when the element's value is the empty string (e.g. by displaying it inside a blank control)
1) autofocus + placeholder is useless in current spec
2) a placeholder is supposed to give a hint. It's not logical to hide the hint before you actually add content. As the act of adding content probably means you understood the hint, not the act of focussing.
- Thomas Maas
email: thomas at webtypes.com
On Jul 19, 2011, at 12:40 , TAMURA, Kent wrote:
>> 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.
> TAMURA Kent
> Software Engineer, Google
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