jQuery Mobile - Textinput Placeholder


Placeholder specifies a short hint that describes the expected value. Add attribute placeholder = " " in the input element to write placeholder.


Following example demonstrates the use of placeholder input in the jQuery Mobile.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <meta name = "viewport" content = "width = device-width, initial-scale = 1">
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.css">
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.3.min.js"></script>
      <script src = "https://code.jquery.com/mobile/1.4.5/jquery.mobile-1.4.5.min.js"></script>
         <h2>Placeholder Input Type Example</h2>
         <label for = "src">Text Placeholder Input</label>
         <input type = "text" id = "src" placeholder = "Enter Something">

         <label for = "src1">Clear the Text Placeholder Field</label>
         <input type = "text" data-clear-btn = "true" id = "src1" placeholder = "Enter Something">

         <label for = "src2">Search Placeholder Input</label>
         <input type = "search" id = "src2" placeholder = "Search">

         <label for = "src3"> Textarea Placeholder Field</label>
         <textarea type = "textarea" id = "src3" placeholder = "Enter your message"></textarea>


Let's carry out the following steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code as textinput_placeholder.html file in your server root folder.

  • Open this HTML file as http://localhost/textinput_placeholder.html and the following output will be displayed.