[whatwg] Should editable elements have placeholder attribute?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed May 2 10:08:46 PDT 2012

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> I'm OK with having when the placeholder is displayed be up to the UA. I
> can see that being platform specific.
> But, we should spec when content is eligible for showing a placeholder
> (i.e. we should define what "looks empty" means). I don't see any benefit
> in browsers behaving differently here. This part is not platform-specific.
> It's just hard to figure out how to spec it.

Maybe when element.innerText or element.textContent is empty?

- Ryosuke

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