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RE: Styling HTML placeholder attribute

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:19:11 +0000
To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178291BF4A55E@TK5EX14MBXC221.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
[Lea Verou:]
> My 2 cents:
> 1) Existing implementations aside (which are a strong point for
> (:):placeholder, agreed), weren't use cases like this supposed to be
> tackled in a general way by enabling authors to style shadow DOM elements?
> What happened to that idea? Same goes for ::value.

Fwiw that is also feedback I gave Tab regarding a placeholder pseudo; if HTML
controls ever become web components, retro-fitting legacy pseudos we introduce 
today to work around the limitations of other features will probably not be 
good times. To be fair I don't think it'd be too hard; I just don't think this 
is how you'd want to do it if you started from scratch.

As for shadow DOM/Web Components, I believe work is definitely going on there.

Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 23:20:31 UTC

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