Font size not working in placeholders on Microsoft Edge

By design Issue #11342294


Maciej D.
Mar 21, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
Reported by 4 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Setting font-size css property when targeting placeholders doesnt work however color css property works.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

    Changed Status to “By design”

  • I don’t see this as a bug. Placeholders should not use a different font size than the text they replace. We allow to control the color in cases when the author sets a background on the text input which makes the default placeholder color unsuitable. Resolving as By Design for now, but the issue is tracked in the database if we ever need to come back to this.

  • For the case where the placeholder conveys information and is necessarily longer than the field would allow for user input, it is perfectly valid to want to control the placeholder font-size, as the placeholder may not necessarily fit the length of the element otherwise.

    It’s unfortunate that Edge will not allow a resize of the placeholder; especially when IE11 renders the placeholder font-size CSS property as desired.

  • By changing the status "By Design", now I can assume that this bug will never be looked on again and will never be fixed? Could someone with authority please cast an official answer about this issue?

    As a reply to Francois R.: With all due respect, no matter how you see this, it is just your opinion and not represent the universal needs. There are reasons why a reasonable of people need this feature for their own ideas (the count does not include a majority of people who don’t even care to go to the bug page of the browser or care to report or ask about it). If this is not a bug, then is there somewhere else to request a feature or a suggestion of change? There must be a reason that all other major browsers (including IE) support this feature, and then edge decided not to follow that!? This only makes Edge another IE 6.0 in my point of view, a nightmare for a universal consistency web developing.

  • I do agree with the point of Mr. King T. Developers are looking to customize where ever possible and it is up the requirement and comment on it is not bug as designed is a old style of fixing the bug. Grow up microsoft guys!! If you say it is by design, it shouldn’t support by other browsers and all major browser support the placeholder customization with CSS rules except microsoft one.

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