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Placeholder text in forms for Priority 3


From: Paul Collins
Date: Aug 8, 2008 4:20AM

Hi all,

Trying to validate my site to Priority 3 and I'm getting this error in my
validation, due to my contact form

"10.4 Until user agents handle empty controls correctly, include default,
place-holding characters in edit boxes and text areas."

Are there any user agents that still have a problem with this? I have
descriptive labels associated with each form control and it seems a bit
pointless duplicating this inside the control.

I notice a lot of major sites don't bother, is this necessary?