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Re: use of placeholder as a label for an input

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:25:27 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vk3uNrQi4=WJTygV4aoqiHFFhbVWhenMLfSXyv7gZpbYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Apologies, should have made it clearer.


On 19 February 2013 10:22, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Silvia.

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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