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02/24/2018 12:31:55 PM (2 years ago)
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richardkentgates
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  • Ticket #40462, comment 36

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    11@johnbillion The article you posted has no actual research citation. It's a set of well-articulated opinions. I have to agree that it is not the mandate of WordPress developers to dictate web standards to the online community, for designers, developers, or end-users. People with far more experience, real research, and educations have been making decisions that have continued to push the web forward, including usability.
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    3 Since following a few threads for core, I am noticing a worrisome trend of this dictatory attitude where web standards are concerned. I think if WordPress developers, that have some much power over the web, are going to engage in directing what they see as acceptable standards, they should become part of the governing body W3C, and put their ideas up for peer review, debate, and scrutiny. Otherwise, this dictation of standards is not in line with the democratic process that has made the internet so useful for so many.
     3Since following a few threads for core, I am noticing a worrisome trend of this dictatory attitude where web standards are concerned. I think if WordPress developers, that have so much power over the web, are going to engage in directing what they see as acceptable standards, they should become part of the governing body W3C, and put their ideas up for peer review, debate, and scrutiny. Otherwise, this dictation of standards is not in line with the democratic process that has made the internet so useful for so many.
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    55Placeholders have their place. They are an efficient use of screen space which allows for more information in a smaller space, which can be a big help. And as @s3w47m88 pointed out, ignoring commonly used HTML practices will only lead to hacks to get it done, which compromises the end-user experience far more, not to mention the integrity of core or it's intended usage.