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Re: Bug: Firefox Accessibility Inspector reports placeholder attribute as eligible for accessible name

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 21:30:57 +0100
To: "Newton, Brooks (Legal)" <Brooks.Newton@thomsonreuters.com>, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8854fbff-b1f1-b3da-7942-e9e93ee8d559@splintered.co.uk>

On 08/08/2018 20:54, Newton, Brooks (Legal) wrote:
> Hi,
> To add to Jonathan just wrote, even though placeholder text will work as a last resort in the accessible name calculation, you would still need to provide some other type of backup visual affordance to serve audiences who do not have the benefit of assistive technology [...]

Of course you would, and nobody was disputing that. But that's 
orthogonal to the original question.

Patrick H. Lauke

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