Interesting article about the placeholder attribute

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Interesting article about the placeholder attribute

Post by Albert Wiersch » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:52 pm

Here's an older article but it still sheds light on using input field placeholder text (and the "placeholder" attribute). It basically says that there are a lot of potential usability and accessibility problems with placeholder text, and that it should never be used a replacement for a proper field label.

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/form-d ... ceholders/

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I updated CSE HTML Validator with an additional message when the "placeholder" attribute is used, warning of the misuse of it and the potential problems.
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