Don’t Use The Placeholder Attribute

Eric Bailey takes a hardline position on .
You might be thinking, as I did: yeah, yeah I know the pitfalls. I’m capable of using placeholder responsibly. But when you look at all the negatives together:

Can’t be automatically translated;
Is oftentimes used in place of a label, locking out assistive technology;
Can hide important information when content is entered;
Can be too light-colored to be legible;
Has limited styling options;
May look like pre-filled information and be

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