W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > February 2013

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.


regards
Steve

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

www.paciellogroup.com | www.HTML5accessibility.com |
www.twitter.com/stevefaulkner
HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives -
dev.w3.org/html5/alt-techniques/
Web Accessibility Toolbar - www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:26:38 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 29 September 2014 09:39:37 UTC