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Re: Placeholder Text for Text Boxes

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:06:49 +1000
Message-ID: <46C9AE09.9060104@lachy.id.au>
To: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
CC: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

Maurice Carey wrote:
> 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.

That point wasn't about screen readers, it was about visual users who 
would only see asterisks.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 15:07:01 UTC

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