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As soon as a single character has been entered this changes to a green marker to indicate that the input is 'valid'.
Sure there have been all kinds of whacky plug-ins over the years aimed at achieving this, but never a single standard that we could work towards.Fortunately, we can assume that all browsers supporting HTML5 form validation techniques will also support images being replaced in the CSS by 'Base64 encoded datasets'. When you select a “tel” or “email” field on your mobile browser, it could open your address book for you to pick a phone number or address from.Using a service such as Spritebaker or other techniques, the above style settings become: The above code can now be copied directly to your CSS style sheet. :[\x01-\x08\x0b\x0c\x0e-\x1f\x21\x23-\x5b\x5d-\x7f] | \[\x01-\x09\x0b\x0c\x0e-\x7f])*") @ (? The fallback for the placeholder attribute in this article is far from accurate.There's no need to copy any images and, especially if your style-sheets are gzip-compressed, there will be next to no impact on load times. The main problem is that if the user doesn't enter a new value, the placeholder text will be submitted along with the form.
In a few minutes you could have your whole website updated. I would highly recommend using one the various placeholder polyfill scripts if you want to support the placeholder attribute in older browsers: e.g.
Here is how the two inputs are displayed in Safari: and in Opera: They are currently not supported in Firefox 4 Beta. For example it is perfectly valid for an email address to go to the MX handler for a top level domain.