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Re: Styling HTML placeholder attribute

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:00:21 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDeWN3cKyHKQEkjHmKFAUtBE_eGnUmLQBBDYBEwDSu1Vw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

No, it's in a weaker origin, so it loses to the author rule before
specificity is even checked.

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