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

From: Newton, Brooks (Legal) <Brooks.Newton@thomsonreuters.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 20:36:42 +0000
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Patrick,

I don't think any of this is obvious.  And no one disputed what I said, because I hadn't asked it yet.

Brooks

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 3:31 PM
To: Newton, Brooks (Legal) <Brooks.Newton@thomsonreuters.com>; Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@levelaccess.com>; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Bug: Firefox Accessibility Inspector reports placeholder attribute as eligible for accessible name



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.

P
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