Edit ACTION-267: Draft new text for clarification on placeholder text a la 1.4.3




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  1. WCAG-ACTION-2: Add idea for placeholder text technique to techniques development list per response at https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/30thsept2014/results#xnew2 (from david100@sympatico.ca on 2014-10-06) (from david100@sympatico.ca on 2014-10-06)

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[Joshue]: http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140408/G148

5 Aug 2014, 15:33:14

[Joshue]: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/F30.html

5 Aug 2014, 15:33:31

[Joshue]: Draft new text for clarification on placeholder text a la 1.4.3

6 Aug 2014, 13:37:26

[Joshue108]: Draft new text for clarification on placeholder text a la 1.4.3

16 Sep 2014, 15:12:08

[Joshue108]: David still on it as of 16th Sept 2014

16 Sep 2014, 15:16:19


F30 does not apply to placeholder text as it is referred to in the comment 2944.
F30 Is about specifying foreground without specifying background, and encourages authors to either leave both on or both off.

G148 Should have a sentence added to it, that if the default colors in the the browser are not sufficient,then it is the authors responsibility to provide explicit colors.

Add this paragraph to the end of the description for G148

Note: If sufficient color contrast is not accessibility supported in browsers (i.e., light grey placeholder text in an white input field), then the author is responsible for explicitly specifying the foreground and background colors for such content.

David MacDonald, 6 Oct 2014, 17:42:24

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