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0002070NetSurf[All Projects] Generalpublic2014-02-08 05:042014-03-22 09:24
ReporterAng Jinhang 
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PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version13.10
Product Version3.0 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
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Summary0002070: Netsurf can't render placeholders in input boxes.
DescriptionI found this problem when I'm visiting Gmail. The placeholders (appear as tips in the input boxes) are missing and it might be a nuisance when I'm dealing with a lot of input boxes. I also tried with a self-written HTML file to make sure that it's not a problem with the site.

HTML code:

<!DOCTYPE html><html><body><input placeholder="Placeholder test"></input></body></html>

This code works flawlessly on Midori.
Steps To ReproduceJust open a HTML file with the code above, or use other samples online with placeholders in input boxes.
Additional InformationA placeholder is not a CSS rule.
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Attached Fileshtml placeholderExample.html (873) 2014-03-22 09:24

Vincent Sanders   
2014-02-09 11:09   
we simply have no current support for this element
2014-03-22 09:24   
LibDOM patch :

Netsurf patch :

I am also attaching a test file.

Issue History
2014-02-08 05:04Ang JinhangNew Issue
2014-02-09 11:09Vincent SandersNote Added: 0000188
2014-02-09 11:09Vincent SandersStatusnew => confirmed
2014-02-09 11:09Vincent SandersCategoryGTK-specific => General
2014-03-22 09:24AchalNote Added: 0000290
2014-03-22 09:24AchalFile Added: placeholderExample.html