Yet another HTML5 placeholder shim plugin
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Yet another HTML5 placeholder shim plugin.

There are a ton of plugins trying to emulate HTML5's placeholder attribute. This is yet another one.

Key features:

  1. Does not delete a field's content when focused.
  2. No messy CSS tricks required.

See this fiddle.


  1. Immature
  2. Doesn't use the placeholder attribute/syntax, but rather uses the value attribute.
  3. Two known bugs:
  4. 1. In IE, selecting the default text will be weird
  5. 2. In all browsers except Firefox, tabbing into the default text will cause a flickering effect.


<input name='email' value='Email Address'>