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Ticket #11387 (closed bug: invalid)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

JQuery creates "placeholder" attribute on every input element

Reported by: ontwerpen@… Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: attributes Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
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Somehow JQuery silently creates an empty "placeholder" attribute on every input element. Try it out on the JQuery homepage with


or native


Both will give "" as a result, while really they should be undefined (compare with a page with an input and no JQuery).

This needs to be fixed because in the current situation, it is impossible to detect whether an *empty* placeholder attribute is present or *no* placeholder attribute is present. This can hinder development of plugins that show custom placeholders.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by sindresorhus

  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Component changed from unfiled to attributes

 jQuery does return undefined. You can't use the frontpage as a test, since it's using an older jQ version.

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