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Re: place-holding characters in edit/text boxes

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 15:26:20 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>, Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 09:04 AM 5/27/2003 +0200, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>I think it would be useful to ask the WCAG group for an official opinion 
>on this than for us to guess. In the absence of their official opinion I 
>personally guess that it is OK to leave out the default text now, but 
>would rather have some consensus behind the opinion. Watch for a note 
>going to the WCAG group...

Was there ever any resolution to this? I'm about to update the 
OpenCourseWare site with our "final" default text for our search field. 
Seeing as that will require republishing roughly 5500 pages, I'd like to 
make sure I get it right. ;)

I'm leaning towards "Enter keyword here" or "Enter search keyword". Any 

Thanks in advance.

B.K. DeLong

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