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[Bug 15953] 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: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:00:46 +0000
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Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com> 2012-02-14 15:00:45 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> 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.)

This was fixed in http://html5.org/r/6782 . Now that implementations can
display placeholder text upon focus. Chrome and Safari have already behaved as
you describe.

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