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[Bug 10906] New: make the the conforming use of placeholder dependent on the presence of a label

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:58:02 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-10906-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10906

           Summary: make the the conforming use of placeholder dependent
                    on the presence of a label
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


currently there is a weak author conformance requirement in regards to the use
of the placeholder attribute

"The placeholder attribute should not be used as an alternative to a label."

this weakness is likely to result in a range of users not being able to access
a text prompt for an input as authors will misuse the placeholder attribute to
provide text labels, this weakness does a disservice to users.

suggest making the conforming use of placeholder dependent on the presence of
an explicitly associated text label using either label element or non empty
title attribute on the element.

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