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Re: Placeholder Text for Text Boxes

From: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:56:14 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2EF23CE.3B65%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 8/20/07 10:47 AM, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:

> 2. The technique doesn't work well with password fields, since the value
> is rendered as asterisks or dots.  The Uniwired example above actually
> positions text box on top of the password field which is then removed
> upon focus to achive the effect.


Why can't screen readers or assistive user agents realize that
<input type="password"> is a password field. So, don't say
"*asterisk*asterisk*asterisk*asterisk" out loud and say "password field"
instead.


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