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[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 19:05:45 +0200
Message-ID: <89208CCDE4E44F15B929850E2FF62D64@POCZTOWIEC>
Please.  This thread is not abort how to write JavaScript code in general.
It is about how to write the feature detection code.  This kind of code
should be especially robust and relying on deprecated features does not make
it more so.




From: whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Aaron Boodman
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:56 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: whatwg; Joao Eiras
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes


2008/10/1 Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl>:
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-HTML/html.html#ID-642250288> contains
> same deprecating statement. 

I think it would be really unfortunate if we followed through with this, and
I definitely think that input.placeholder should work.

The attribute/property symmetry is one of the longest running traditions in
web development, and makes programming the DOM with javascript much more
pleasant. We shouldn't break with long-established, useful traditions just
to make a small minority of cases more consistent.

- a 

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