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Re: default values in type="text"


From: Emma Jane Hogbin
Date: Nov 14, 2002 2:51PM

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 09:11:06AM +0200, Jukka Korpela wrote:
> > As the guidelines says, "Until user agents handle
> > empty controls correctly...." I think we're at that point.
> Exactly. And this, by the way, shows how misleading various
> "accessibility checking" software can be: they apply some rules


So what /were/ the user agents that couldn't handle empty form elements?

> The "placeholder" guideline was never a good idea IMHO. Even when
> it helped some user agents behave better, it surely confused users.

Can a space act as a placeholder? I don't know how screen readers read.
Let alone how they read form elements. i.e. value=" ".


Emma Jane Hogbin
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