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Re: place-holding characters in edit/text boxes

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 00:09:30 +1000
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: "Lauke PH" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <1224649F-DD4F-11D7-BDD3-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

The best response I have got is "old screen readers and Netscape" - 
from the times so long ago (6 years) when forms were new, non-standard, 
and the little boxes were not clear to systems that tried to explain 
the text on the screen.

In which case a space would probably not be the thing that triggered a 
useful response.

I can't vouch for the accuracy of this already vague information, nor 
am I equipped to test it, but maybe somebody can do better having this 
much extra... Reading the archives of the WCAG group through 1998 might 
also be enlightening.



On Thursday, Aug 28, 2003, at 00:20 Australia/Sydney, Lauke PH wrote:

> Is there any information as to examples of ua/at that exhibit this 
> flawed
> behaviour ? Any known cases of problem combinations ? I've asked a few 
> times
> before, but the list always seems to go quiet after that...
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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