[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16538: Add placeholder attribute to search field

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Sat Feb 12 14:41:55 UTC 2011

#16538: Add placeholder attribute to search field
 Reporter:  cyberskull   |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  UI           |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch    |
Changes (by toscho):

 * cc: info@… (added)


 > By default the search widget is just a blank field.

 That depends on the theme. By default the search field has a label.

 If we add a placeholder users with a screenreader and a modern browser
 have to listen to the label '''and''' the placeholder. As long as there is
 not better text for the placeholder than an [http://www.whatwg.org/specs
 placeholder-attribute illegal] label replacement/duplicate no one benefits
 from the attribute.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16538#comment:7>
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