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Re: Placeholder text in forms for Priority 3


From: Rich Pedley
Date: Aug 8, 2008 5:00AM

On 08/08/2008 11:44, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> 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.


we came up with using a single space some time ago, which can be
easily trimmed out upon processing.