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No placeholders on account creation or login forms in Opera Mini
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Navigate to Login on Opera Mini browser – you'll see two blank fields that don't indicate where to enter your username or password. From there, navigate to create account and it's even worse – no indication of where to enter username, password, email, or CAPTCHA. Effectively, this makes creating an account impossible, and login also quite difficult.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal


Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:29 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz68758.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

bingle-admin wrote:

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Trello card

This is because Opera Mini is the only browser that doesn't support the 'placeholder' attribute. Should we build a fallback just for Opera Mini?

There was a bug about placeholder support in opera mini for search overlay that got won't fixed. Good reasons in that bug where ever it might be about why we shouldn't build JS fallbacks (Also opera mini doesn't run our JS at all although we may want to revisit this)

Opera Mini 5-7 doesn't support placeholders or media queries. I'd suggest adding labels and using a media query to hide them.

bingle-admin wrote:

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Trello card will take care of this if it was to move to stable.

I think we need to kill our custom login code.

Change 165634 had a related patch set uploaded by Florianschmidtwelzow:
Use desktop login/account creation form in alpha

Change 165634 merged by jenkins-bot:
Use desktop login/account creation form in alpha

New login form in alpha solves this issues. Need to get these changes into stable.

Change 231146 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jdlrobson):
Use core login form

Florian subscribed.

I'm not sure, if the merged change does solve this task, can anyone test? :)

Change 231146 merged by jenkins-bot:
Use core login form

Annoyingly not quite fixed. On it.

Oh wait. I can see placeholders on Opera Mini 7.6.40234 and Opera mini 8
Since the bug doesn't specify a version I'm going to call this closed given that if a browser doesn't support placeholder it m supports media queries

I assume this relates to an older version of Opera Mini which also doesn't support media queries.
Based on the fact IE7 looks like this and considering my comment at calling this done:

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