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If I click "add comment", the comment hint (placeholder; "Request clarification or add information.") is not a hint, but editable text. If I delete the text and click outside of the comment then the hint appears as it should and when I click back into the comment box the hint disappears as it should.

I am on Internet Explorer 10.0.7.

Am I just oblivious and this is how it has always been (having to delete the comment hint), or is this a bug?

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    Definitely a bug. You shouldn't have to delete the comment hint manually. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 14:31
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    Nope, shouldn't do that. Seeing same on Windows 7, same version of IE
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 14:31
  • Ha I was beginning to wonder after having not seen another bug report for this yet...
    – TronicZomB
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 14:33
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    Mind you - this may be more of an IE bug than a SE bug... Will need to look into it.
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 14:33
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    @Oded Doesn't that really just say both are buggy, then? IE for its weirdness and SO for not compensating. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 15:10
  • @GrantThomas - Does it? What if it turns out it is something that is completely wrong in one product, does that mean the other is also buggy?
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 15:32
  • @Oded Consequently so, yes. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 15:34
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    @GrantThomas - So, if my appA produces invalid XML, that makes appB failing to read it buggy?
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 15:47
  • @Oded By proxy, yes - so long as the "fix" isn't in. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 16:45
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    @GrantThomas - by your reasoning, by proxy, it is the users' fault ;)
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 16:46
  • Also occurs in IE 10.0.9200.16576, if it matters.
    – Toomai
    Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 0:58
  • @Oded oddly enough, in IE10 the textarea contains both the placeholder and inner text, in Chrome only the placeholder. Maybe jQuery is to blame somehow? Commented Jul 21, 2013 at 7:55
  • Reproduced on IE 10.0.9200.16635.
    – Pang
    Commented Jul 21, 2013 at 8:51
  • This isn't a problem on Chrome Version 27.0.1453.116
    – TronicZomB
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 4:26
  • Yep it's IE only problem. (IE10 for sure, probably IE9 as well though didn't test) Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 7:53

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Looks like this is indeed specific to IE 10 textareas and how they handle placeholders (at least when added directly via jQuery), as this question seems to indicates.

Applied same solution, so the placeholder should start working correctly starting with revision 2013.7.22.875.

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  • When will that revision take effect?
    – TronicZomB
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 12:27
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    @TronicZomB - Whenever we deploy. Can be 5 minutes, can be a few hours. We don't have a schedule.
    – Oded
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 12:28
  • Yay, works for me :) Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 20:41

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