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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.

thoughts?



[1]
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/forms.html#the-placeholder-attribute
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