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Re: Placeholder text in forms for Priority 3

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From: Dan Conley
Date: Aug 8, 2008 9:50AM


That's how I have it now: an onFocus to clear the text. I suppose it's
more of a consistency issue, really, since my newer forms are blank.

Dan Conley
Information Specialist
Center for International Information Research and Exchange (CIRRIE)
University at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library B6
Phone: (716) 829-3900 x145
<EMAIL REMOVED>
http://cirrie.buffalo.edu

Mark Magennis wrote:
> Dan,
>
> 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.
>
> Mark
>
> 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
>> <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> http://cirrie.buffalo.edu
>
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