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Re: place-holding characters in edit/text boxes

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 00:42:09 -0700
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 12:10 AM 5/23/2003, Sandra Vassallo wrote:
>I'm interested in people's experience/opinion re checkpoint 10.4
>   'Until user agents handle empty controls correctly,
>   include default, place-holding characters in edit
>   boxes and text areas."
>Is this still an issue for any screen readers (assuming the label element 
>is used)?

I believe it's fair to say we're at the point where user agents know how to 
handle this, so it's not necessary to do.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Friday, 23 May 2003 03:42:23 UTC

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