Bug 21286 - placeholder attribute should apply to all focusable nodes that take text input
: placeholder attribute should apply to all focusable nodes that take text input
Status: NEW
: WebKit
HTML Editing
: 528+ (Nightly build)
: PC Mac OS X 10.5
: P2 Normal
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Reported: 2008-10-01 15:37 PST by
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:28 PST (History)


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Description From 2008-10-01 15:37:04 PST
The ones that come to mind that are missing right now:
1. textareas
2. contentEditable nodes
3. the body element when designMode is on

In cases 2 and 3, it would be great if the placeholder text could be HTML and be CSS styleable.
------- Comment #1 From 2008-10-01 15:41:05 PST -------
Ojan and I talked about this earlier today.  I think this is a good idea, and could replace a lot of JS that web authors have to write to get this behavior.

We should consider reorganizing the code so that maybe HTMLInputElement, HTMLTextAreaElement, and other editable elements can inherit from some common class.
------- Comment #2 From 2008-10-01 15:47:31 PST -------
It's a good idea, but we really need to be proposing this to HTML5 before we extend placeholder further IMO.
------- Comment #3 From 2012-05-01 22:01:10 PST -------
I've taken the liberty of posting this proposal on whatwg: http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2012-May/035615.html