Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#13858 closed defect (wontfix)

placeholder's contrast ratio is too low

Reported by: JayZ(zhouxiang) Owned by: Douglas Hays
Priority: high Milestone: 1.8
Component: Dijit - LnF Version: 1.6.1
Keywords: Cc: [email protected]
Blocked By: Blocking:


placeholder of the form widgets' contrast ratio is too low (2.3:1). we'd better increase it according to the Web Accessibility Checklist (4.5:1)

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by bill

Just be sure that the placeHolder text isn't so dark that it looks like text the user typed into the field.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Douglas Hays

Milestone: tbd1.8

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Douglas Hays

Component: Dijit - FormDijit - LnF
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Firefox 5 for HTML5 native placeholder text seems to be using 3.2:1 and Chrome 15 seems to be using an even lesser contrast ratio that Dijit/claro. I don't think we should be changing this until we get a definitive ruling that the 4.5:1 minimum standard applies to placeholder text since it has to be differentiated from regular text.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Douglas Hays

We'd have to change the claro text color to #767676 on a white background to achieve 4.5:1. To me, this does not provide enough contrast with user-typed text.

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