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[whatwg] Customize HTML5 forms placeholder style

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 17:04:30 -0500
Message-ID: <4B7DB96E.2010509@mit.edu>
On 2/18/10 4:48 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Can we really not try to push this as pseudo-class and educate the
> masses?

I'm not sure what you're proposing.  Something like 
"input:has-placeholder-showing"?  (I guess webkit tried 
":-webkit-input-placeholder-mode".)

> UAs could do some trickery that their default style rule has
> higher specificity than style= or some such to work around the issue
> WebKit ran into.

Uh... Can we please define "some trickery"?  Are you talking "any rule 
with this magic pseudo-class has higher specificity than any rule 
without this magic pseudo-class"?  Something else?

The main benefit of using a pseudo-class is that it allows you to style 
the input itself, not just the text, right?  Is that desirable?  Is it 
desirable enough to rewrite CSS cascading to do it?

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 18 February 2010 14:04:30 UTC

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