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[Bug 10906] make the the conforming use of placeholder dependent on the presence of a label

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Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 05:23:17 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10906

Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-10-02 05:23:16 UTC ---
Placeholder often is used as an alternative to a label. It's intended to
provide a more visually compact presentation. Sometimes, such controls have a
button next to them further indicating the function.

Consider the placeholder and/or placeholder-like display at the following
sites:

http://www.apple.com/
https://us.etrade.com/
http://www.reddit.com/
http://digg.com/news

I don't think any of these would benefit from a visible label.

I would suggest instead a requirement that placeholder should be exposed to
assistive technologies as a label if there is no actual programatically
associated label.

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