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Re: Placeholder text in forms for Priority 3


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Aug 8, 2008 4:50AM

Paul Collins wrote:

> "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?

The original culprit was, if memory serves me, Netscape 2 combined with
Alva Outspoken on Mac OS 8 or 9. I'd say it's now fair to assume all
user agents are fine.

The only other instance I've heard of where not having placeholder text
could be an issue is with certain text browsers in combination with
braille displays...but that's more of a failing on the part of those
browsers, and a fairly edge case.

Long story short: ignore that point.

Patrick H. Lauke
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