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[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 16:34:36 +0200
Message-ID: <D19F91D95184437FA76D38E2DA71D3C7@POCZTOWIEC>
Does the hint display if the input control gets cleared after loading?

IMHO, The hint should not disappear on focus.  It should remain until a new
value is entered.

Chris

 

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From: Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 4:15 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: WHATWG
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

 

On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl>
wrote:
> TJ Atkins said:
>>Man, I could *really* see the "hint" function being viable and quite
useful.  It offers up a completely new-and-useful semantic, and there's no
particular place it should already go.  I'd accept this as a new attribute
without reservation if it was renamed @hint, so it's absolutely clear what
the semantic for it is.
>>~TJ 
> What happens if a hint and a value are both specified?

The value would display.  The hint only displays when the input is both
empty and not focussed.  @value negates the first condition.
~TJ

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