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Re: Placeholder text in forms for Priority 3


From: Mark Magennis
Date: Aug 8, 2008 7:50AM


It can cause problems. I've lost count of the number of times I have
seen screen reader users try to search for something like "Olympics"
and end up searching for "EntOlympicser Keywords".

If you must populate the field with something like "Enter Keywords",
populate it using JavaScript and make sure it gets removed when the
field gets focus.


On 8 Aug 2008, at 13:21, Dan Conley wrote:

> Is having something in the box ok, or does that cause more problems
> now?
> When I first started developing our site I included them, but now I'm
> thinking that perhaps I should remove it all.
> Dan Conley
> Information Specialist
> Center for International Information Research and Exchange (CIRRIE)
> University at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library B6
> Phone: (716) 829-3900 x145
> http://cirrie.buffalo.edu


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