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[Bug 15953] New: Section title: "The placeholder attribute" "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 unfo

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 18:48:04 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15953

           Summary: Section title: "The placeholder attribute" "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 unfo
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/spec.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
Section title: "The placeholder attribute"

"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)."

Usability would be improved if the wording was changed to ensure that the
placeholder remained visible when the control was focussed.

Placeholder text often contains information that is helpful to the user when
filling out the control. This should remain visible until the last possible
moment (i.e. when the user starts typing.)

Suggested rewording:

"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 (e.g. by
displaying it inside a blank unfocused control)."

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