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Re: Question: placeholder label option

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:11:14 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=QyPb6X8uMBN+U+ArJNwnJLgk1_Qw96Efg6Q015W-ydw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
On 25 November 2016 at 14:19, Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>

> The difference: HTML5 says placeholder attribute is not a label
> substitute. So it is not meant to work as an accessible name.
> But says placeholder label option is label for a SELECT.

It is not implemented as the accessible name in browsers i checked
(chrome/firefox/IE). And given that it suffers from the same issue
placeholder does on other controls (not visible at all times). It is
neither accessibility supported or advisable to use as the label.

Thanks for the heads up

i have filed a few issues:




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