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[Bug 12868] New: Allow placeholder for color, date+, and number types

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Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:26:02 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12868-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12868

           Summary: Allow placeholder for color, date+, and number types
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML WG website
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: rasamassen@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mjs@apple.com, Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com,
                    rubys@intertwingly.net, mike@w3.org


Per the definition
(http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/common-input-element-attributes.html#attr-input-placeholder):
The placeholder attribute represents a short hint (a word or short phrase)
intended to aid the user with data entry. A hint could be a sample value or a
brief description of the expected format.

Dates, numbers, and colors could use placeholders as well to display a brief
description of the expected format.

Reasoning: Because users aren't as smart as computers; for the date type, a
placeholder of "##-##-####" or whatever format is expected by the date input
would make a lot of sense.

<fieldset>
 <legend>Mail Account</legend>
 <p><label>Color: <input type="color" name="hex-value" placeholder="Example:
#000000"></label></p>
 <p><label>Time: <input type="time" name="hours-and-seconds"
placeholder="##:##:##"></label></p>
 <p><label>Time: <input type="time" name="hours-and-seconds"
placeholder="Military format"></label></p>
 <p><label>A large number: <input type="number" name="big" min="1000000"
placeholder="94520318359"></label></p>
</fieldset>

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