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[Bug 19072] New: Allow placeholder for color and date+ types

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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:25:22 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19072

           Summary: Allow placeholder for color and date+ types
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mjs@apple.com,
                    Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com, rubys@intertwingly.net,
                    mike@w3.org, laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, contributor@whatwg.org,
                    jackalmage@gmail.com, public-html-a11y@w3.org,
                    eoconnor@apple.com, cmhjones@gmail.com,
                    tink@tink.co.uk


This was was cloned from bug 12868 as part of operation REMIND convergence.
Originally filed: 2011-06-03 01:26:00 +0000
Original reporter: rasamassen@gmail.com

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 #0   rasamassen@gmail.com                            2011-06-03 01:26:01 +0000 
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Per the definition
(http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/common-input-element-attributes.html#attr-input-placeholder):
The placeholder attribute represents a short hint (a word or short phrase)
intended to aid the user with data entry. A hint could be a sample value or a
brief description of the expected format.

Dates, numbers, and colors could use placeholders as well to display a brief
description of the expected format.

Reasoning: Because users aren't as smart as computers; for the date type, a
placeholder of "##-##-####" or whatever format is expected by the date input
would make a lot of sense.

<fieldset>
 <legend>Mail Account</legend>
 <p><label>Color: <input type="color" name="hex-value" placeholder="Example:
#000000"></label></p>
 <p><label>Time: <input type="time" name="hours-and-seconds"
placeholder="##:##:##"></label></p>
 <p><label>Time: <input type="time" name="hours-and-seconds"
placeholder="Military format"></label></p>
 <p><label>A large number: <input type="number" name="big" min="1000000"
placeholder="94520318359"></label></p>
</fieldset>
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 #1   Tab Atkins Jr.                                  2011-06-04 01:11:00 +0000 
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Color and date are specifically intended to *not* expose a standard text-input
box.  type=color should expose a dropper or something, and type=date should
expose a calendar picker.

type=number is a bit different, but the UA should still make it clear by
default that it expects a number.  You shouldn't have to do anything special by
yourself.
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 #2   Edward O'Connor                                 2011-06-16 22:17:33 +0000 
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I agree with Tab that <input type=number> is a sufficiently different case from
the others, and have separated it into its own bug:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12974
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 #3   Edward O'Connor                                 2011-06-16 22:20:27 +0000 
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Updated the bug title to match new scope.
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 #4   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2011-06-16 22:43:55 +0000 
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I don't really understand what a placeholder would look like for type=color or
the date-related types. Will have to examine how browsers implement these types
to see if it makes sense.
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 #6   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2011-08-11 21:15:23 +0000 
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Marking REMIND for now. Gotta wait for Firefox to implement them and to see if
WebKit's UI changes to be more like Opera's or not. Will reopen in ~6 months
(feel free to do it for me if I am late in doing so — I do check the REMINDs
every few months).
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 #7   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2011-08-14 06:22:27 +0000 
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*** Bug 13169 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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