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IE8 to replace placeholder and use the focus and blur events

Posted on 2013-12-02
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Hi, i have the following code:

<input id="email" placeholder="Hello Friend" title="Hello Friend" name="email" type="text" />

The above code is working fine in all browsers except in IE8,

so for IE i was trying something like this that it should removeplaceholder attribute and use the focus and the blur events to use the title of the input field to display inside the input field

it should apply to all the input fields irrespective of one only

Jquery Code
$(document).ready(function() {
	if ($.browser.msie && parseInt($.browser.version) <= 9) {
		$("input").removeAttr('placeholder');
$('input')
  .on('focus', function(){
      var $this = $(this);
      if($this.val() == $($this.attr('title'))){
          $this.val('');
      }
  })
  .on('blur', function(){
      var $this = $(this);
      if($this.val() == ''){
          $this.val($($this.attr('title')));
      }
  });¿
}
});

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i am missing something here, so please guide what i am doing wrong
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39689483
Hi,
this script works:
<script type="text/javascript">
	$(document).ready(function() {
		if ($.browser.msie && parseInt($.browser.version) <= 9) {
			$("input").removeAttr('placeholder');
			$('input')
				.on('focus', function(){
					var $this = $(this);
					if($this.val() == ($(this).attr('title'))){
						$this.val('');
					}
				})
				.on('blur', function(){
					var $this = $(this);
					if($this.val() == ''){
						$this.val($(this).attr('title'));
					}
				});
		}
	});
</script>

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Two addtional infos:
depending on your jQuery version you may have to add the jQuery Migrate library as the $.browser object has been removed since jQuery 1.9.

Second you might think about setting the initial "placeholders" as well - as it looks strange to get something after your first focus/blur on the input field.

HTH
Rainer
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39689605
i checked in IE8, it is not working giving an error:

Message: 'null' is null or not an object
Line: 76
Char: 3
Code: 0
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39689628
Hi,
hm, I have it running on my IE8.  Could you perhaps provide your HTML and script source?

Here is my sample:
http://jsfiddle.net/EE_RainerJ/7vaLF/

HTH
Rainer
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39689704
ok, i gt it runniong, issue was i was using JQuery instead of $.

Now the thing is it only appears when the focus is provided and removed, but i need to show it like a placeholder, i mean onload it should show default title and onfcus and onblur then it should continue to do its functionality
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
ID: 39689737
Hi,
you simply have to add this:
            $('input').each(function () {
                var $this = $(this);
					if($this.val() == ''){
						$this.val($(this).attr('title'));
					}
            });

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I have updated the jsFiddler - http://jsfiddle.net/EE_RainerJ/7vaLF/

HTH
Rainer
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by:VincentPuglia
ID: 39690320
Hi,

   guess I'm sort of confused.   Why are you worried about the placeholder tag?  If a browser doesn't recognize a tag, it simply ignores it.  So, there is no need to 'removeAttr'

Also, what's wrong with setting the input's value and some onblur/onfocus inline statements?


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script>
function doIt(obj){
alert(obj.mypersonalID);
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<input type='text' mypersonalID = "vp"  onBlur="doIt(this)"/>
<input type="text" value="First Name" onFocus="this.value=''" onBlur='this.value = (this.value=="") ? this.value="First Name": this.value;' />
<input type="text" value="First Name"  placeholder="First Name" onFocus="this.value=''" onBlur='this.value = (this.value=="") ? this.value="First Name": this.value;' />
</form>

</body>
</html>

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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39691786
that is because using placeholder in IE8, it was not showing me the values which were already filled in from backend
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