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A plugin that enables HTML5 placeholder support for legacy browsers
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jQuery Placeholder Newlines

jQuery Placeholder Newlines is a fork of the jQuery-Placeholder plugin but with support for newlines.

Since no browsers support this, we active the plugin for all browsers, not just legacy browsers.

TODO: Add Webkit implementation: Webkit leaves placeholder visible until there is text in the textarea where as most browsers hide the placeholder on focus.

Placeholder plugin for jQuery

A jQuery plugin that enables HTML5 placeholder support for legacy browsers

The HTML5 placeholder attribute is awesome, unfortunately only supported by some browsers. This plugin replicates the placeholder behavior for unsupported browsers.

Compatibility:

IE 6+ Firefox 3+ Safari 3+ Chrome ✓ Opera ✓ iPhone ✓ Android ✓

Please note The placeholder attribute should not be used as an alternative to a label. http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/common-input-element-attributes.html#the-placeholder-attribute

If you must hide labels, do it with JavaScript as you activate the placeholder.

Usage

It's easy!:

$('input[placeholder], textarea[placeholder]').placeholder();

Enjoy.

Styling

Native styling of HTML5 placeholders:

::-webkit-input-placeholder {color: red;}

:-moz-placeholder {color: red;}

jQuery-Placeholder toggles a .placeholder class for browser that don't natively support placeholders:

.placeholder { color: red }

Credit

Copyright 2011, Daniel Stocks ( http://webcloud.se )

Thanks to Nikita Vasilyev and James Rosen for feedback and contribution.

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