Why no placeholder text input on HTML5?
We are working with the HTML5 publish from Storyline. We have some typing/input activities. We would like to have the input fields show a placeholder/default value like, "How did you feel about..." or some such things like that.
Now the feature list here (http://www.articulate.com/support/storyline/comparing-storylines-flash-html5-and-articulate-mobile-player-output) says "Custom instruction text won't display in data entry fields in HTML5." And sure enough we don't see the custom text in html5 published versions.
OK so here is the question!
Since the html5 standard specifies the placeholder attribute, why doesn't this work in html5?
The placeholder attribute seems exactly like what we want and what custom instruction text is. Right? Here is a site showing the input placeholder attribute in action.
And it looks like the placeholder attribute is well supported across browsers.
So why the irony that something that html5 does out of the box isn't included in html5 publish?