Don’t Use The Placeholder Attribute

  Don’t Use The Placeholder Attribute Eric Bailey 2018-06-20T13:45:26+02:00 2018-06-20T20:43:46+00:00 Introduced as part of the HTML5 specification, the placeholder attribute “represents a short hint (a word or short phrase) intended to aid the user with data entry when the control has no value. A hint could be a sample value or a brief description of the expected format.” This seemingly straightforward attribute contains a surprising amount of issues that prevent it from delivering on what it promises. Hopefully, I can convince you to stop using it. Technically Correct Inputs are the gates through which nearly all e-commerce has to pass....