Placeholders for old IE
The placeholder attribute is a great way to provide some hint text to help users as they’re filling out your form, or as a complete replacement for traditional headers/labels that describe each field in a form. But, since it’s not supported in Internet Explorer 9, you can’t use placeholders without a polyfill, otherwise those old IE users won’t know what each field is. In this article, I’ll describe how you can create a placeholder polyfill which will provide the exact same experience that you’d get with the placeholder attribute in modern browsers. This polyfill will work on
<textarea> elements, but I’m just going to focus on
<input> elements in this this article.
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