HTML placeholder Attribute

By Jonathan Griffin. Editor, SEO Consultant, & Developer.

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The placeholder Attribute specifies an expected value or default text that will display inside a <input> or <textarea> element. When a user starts typing, the placeholder will disappear.

Applicable Elements

The placeholder Attribute can be used with the following elements:

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