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[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 16:38:07 +0200
Message-ID: <8BB7C64D556F494980AAA6A5D7100118@POCZTOWIEC>
If a date input control is split, only the month should be requested as a
SELECT control.

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From: whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Adrian Sutton
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 10:31 PM
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp; whatwg
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

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.


Adrian Sutton.
Received on Saturday, 4 October 2008 07:38:07 UTC

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