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[whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 08:45:48 +0200
Message-ID: <31C060EAB1A84D409A337C9C09AE9906@POCZTOWIEC>
"input.placeholder" is merely a notation; notation does not infer any
semantics by itself.
Chris

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Garrett Smith
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:36 PM
To: Nils Dagsson Moskopp
Cc: whatwg
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Placeholder option for text input boxes

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp
<nils-dagsson-moskopp at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 30.09.2008, 11:49 -0700 schrieb Garrett Smith:
>> Are there any arguments against a |placeholder| property on INPUT?
> Missing semantics ? It is a purely presentational attribute.
>

The semantics would be simple property access:

input.placeholder

- as demonstrated in the example I posted up.

Garrett
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