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Re: use of placeholder as a label for an input

From: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:20:12 -0800
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r422Ps-1082i-DCF88160DF4447A99643C1B65AFB419B@s-i7.local>
Steve Faulkner at 08:54 on 2013/02/18 wrote:

>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?

Yes, I believe it should. There seems to be a disturbing trend 
to remove labels from forms and use only placeholders. Anything 
we can do to nip that in the bud would be a good thing.



Steve Axthelm
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 00:20:34 UTC

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