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2527[Authors] [Conformance Checkers] WF2: Allow placeholder='' to be empty. No need to be overzealous in our requirements. (credit: sp)2008-12-02 11:35
@@ -30181,23 +30181,22 @@ You cannot complete this form until the field is correct.</samp></pre>
 
 
 
   <h6>The <code title="attr-input-placeholder">placeholder</code> attribute</h6>
 
   <p>The <dfn
   title="attr-input-placeholder"><code>placeholder</code></dfn>
   attribute represents a <em>short</em> hint (a word or short phrase)
   intended to aid the user with data entry. A hint could be a sample
   value or a brief description of the expected format. The attribute,
-  if specified, must have a value that is not the empty string and
-  that contains no U+000A LINE FEED (LF) or U+000D CARRIAGE RETURN
-  (CR) characters.</p>
+  if specified, must have a value that contains no U+000A LINE FEED
+  (LF) or U+000D CARRIAGE RETURN (CR) characters.</p>
 
   <p class="note">For a longer hint or other advisory text, the <code
   title="attr-title">title</code> attribute is more appropriate.</p>
 
   <p>The <code title="attr-input-placeholder">placeholder</code>
   attribute should not be used as an alternative to a
   <code>label</code>.</p>
 
   <p>User agents should present this hint to the user, after having
   <span title="strip line breaks">stripped line breaks</span> from it,

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