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[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

From: Adrian Sutton <adrian.sutton@ephox.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 21:31:24 +0100
Message-ID: <C50C3FAC.8B0D%adrian.sutton@ephox.com>
On 03/10/08 20:56, "Nils Dagsson Moskopp"
<nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 03.10.2008, 20:41 +0100 schrieb Adrian Sutton:
>> <label for=?date?>Date: <input type=?text? placeholder=?1 Jan 2008?
>> id=?date? /></label>
> Wouldn't three comboboxes be more appropriate ?

While that's a common solution it's a terribly inefficient and frustrating
user interface. Besides, the specific examples aren't as important as the
idea that placeholder is an excellent way to provide suggestions and thus
distinct from the label of the field.

Regards,

Adrian Sutton.
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