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Re: Styling HTML placeholder attribute

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:40:37 -0800
Message-Id: <1A30DBB5-9DAE-4844-8A9C-07BC54109D66@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
On Jan 23, 2013, at 5:12 PM, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:

> The main issue with that is that if authors don't style it but they do style input, the UA stylesheet can't override that with input:not(:completed), similarly to how a UA¡¯s a:hover won't override the author¡¯s a. But a :placeholder pseudo-class has the same issue. I wonder how browsers implementing placeholders with a pseudo-class have solved this. Are they violating the cascade or am I missing something?

A UA stylesheet with an 'a:hover' rule defined should override what the author has for the same property in an 'a' rule, because 'a:hover' has more specificity. 
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