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From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:53:07 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjsG6sDy5BYHzY_MiCitx4O5UkRy7Hgj2JnFtXB_X2ZBpA@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: jason.megginson@ssbbartgroup.com
Jason wrote:
In my opinion, the best use of the placeholder attribute among the
popular browsers (IE and FF) is to use it for supplemental information
(i.e. constraint information) and used in conjunction with explicit
label markup and the title attribute.

*** I would like to understand it from a different perspective--What
if the sponsor does not want visible and off-screen labels. Upping the
ante, what then he expects end users to get the most compatible
version of the browser.
In essence, when without using explicit labels:
1. There is sufficient contrast,
2. There is an informative title attribute, and,
3. For those who need instructions, instructions exist about the new behavior.
Would that be a failure? Again, the question from Bart says: Do you
consider this sufficient to comply with success criterion 3.3.2 labels
or instructions? ***

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