Issue 13747

Hint text not visible in search bars in IE8

Reporter: omeyn
Type: Bug
Summary: Hint text not visible in search bars in IE8
Description: The hint text does appear if you click on another element on the page, e.g. in dataset search clicking on Metadata sets turns the text on.
Priority: Minor
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Resolved
Created: 2013-08-30 15:33:22.615
Updated: 2014-01-08 14:34:51.398
Resolved: 2014-01-08 14:34:51.362

Attachment Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 3.32.12 PM.png

Author: javierarce
Created: 2013-09-02 11:36:47.773
Updated: 2013-09-02 11:36:47.773
The problem is the lack of support for placeholders in IE8. We're using a javascript solution to simulate them, but it the side effect is that it clears the placeholder when the focus event is triggered. Since we're auto-focusing that search field automatically, the placeholder is removed.

One solution would be disabling the auto-focus event in IE8. Other solution would be implementing a more complex system to handle placeholders (but they require more markup in the page)


Comment: If we disable auto focus for IE8 will pressing tab still get the user to the search box? If it's the first or second press of tab then I think it's no problem.
Created: 2013-09-05 11:36:42.227
Updated: 2013-09-05 11:36:42.227

Comment: Also seeing this behaviour in IE10 on Win8.
Created: 2013-09-06 10:09:59.904
Updated: 2013-09-06 10:09:59.904

Comment: we don't have resources to fix these trivial things - if someone outside gbifs complains, we can reopen.
Created: 2014-01-08 14:34:51.395
Updated: 2014-01-08 14:34:51.395