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Re: Placeholder Text for Text Boxes

From: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:45:19 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2EF2F4F.3B72%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 8/20/07 11:06 AM, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:

> 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.
> 

I'm not trying to counter your point or make another point. I'm asking a
question that I don't know the answer to.

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