Browser Compatibility Testing of :placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class

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Browser Compatibility Testing of :placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class

:placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class

Input elements can sometimes show placeholder text as a hint to the user on what to type in. See, for example, the placeholder attribute in HTML5. The :placeholder-shown pseudo-class matches an input element that is showing such placeholder text.

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BROWSER SUPPORT FOR :placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class

Google Chrome

Chrome browser version 4 to 46 doesn't supports this browser element.Chrome 47 to 67 support this browser property.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla firefox version 2 to 50 aren't compatible with :placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class. Later version 51 to 60 supports this web element.

Internet Explorer

IE browser version doesn't support this property.


Safari 3.1 and 8 are not supported for this property. Safari 9 to 11.1 supports :placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class.

Microsoft Edge

This browser element is not supported by Microsoft Edge browser 12 to 17.


Opera browser version 10.1 to 33 doesn't supports this property.Later version from 34 to 53 supports :placeholder-shown CSS pseudo-class element.

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