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Re: use of placeholder as a label for an input

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:22:04 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mhBmaMf8ofuZFOLsynZTTwe4nyNFkcWx8ee=Z2uctmsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Silvia,
> My thoughts are that the placeholder part is well defined, but since
>> people may have used "label"  in the past to fulfill the function of
>> @placeholder, it may make sense to add a sentence to the <label> section
>> stating when to prefer @placeholder over <label>.
>> However, I'm not overly concerned about this. I think it's a new(ish)
>> interface paradigm and people are quickly getting used to it. So, the
>> misunderstandings will quickly go away.
> I don't wholly share your view that the current advice is sufficient or
> that misundertsandings will disappear, for instance the advice on use of
> the title attribute to provide a hint is in conflict with best practice and
> other advice in the spec about use of title.
> I also think that a note about its negative effects upon users with a
> range of disibilities would be helpful to authors to make an informed
> decision about its use.

Ah ok, yes, such additions make sense. I didn't see this proposed earlier.

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