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use of placeholder as a label for an input

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:54:13 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VnxKwKkw2QZL1pwdq7dtm3ndQ2OpCXOLSbFUN93Z6v=CA@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
The HTML spec currently states [1]:

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

should this be tighened up to MUST NOT?

I believe there are cases where having a label associated using the label
element may not be required, but can't think of any cases where the
placholder attribute text suffices as the only label for an input.


with regards

Steve Faulkner

Received on Monday, 18 February 2013 16:55:23 UTC

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