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[Bug 10906] make the the conforming use of placeholder dependent on the presence of a label

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Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:52:31 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> 2010-11-09 16:52:31 UTC ---
The placeholder attribute, this attribute can be used on form elements to
predefine text that disappears as soon as the field gets focus. It's a visual
indication of what is expected in the field. If, and only if, the field has no
label otherwise, this placeholder text will be used to generate the
AccessibleName, the name the screen reader speaks for the field when it gains
focus. If the field has a label provided by the label element or an ARIA
construct, the placeholder text will be ignored.

For more details of a Firefox implementation see Marco Zehes Blog

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