The ariaPlaceholder property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-placeholder attribute, which defines a short hint intended to aid the user with data entry when the control has no value.

Note: Where possible use an HTML <input> element with type="text" or a <textarea> as these have built in semantics and do not require ARIA attributes.


A string.


In this example the aria-placeholder attribute on the element with an ID of txtBoxInput has been set to a string. Using ariaPlaceholder we update the string to another value.

<div id="txtboxLabel">Enter your five-digit zipcode</div>
<div role="textbox" id="txtBoxInput" contenteditable="true" aria-placeholder="5-digit zipcode" aria-labelledby="txtboxLabel"></div>
let el = document.getElementById('txtBoxInput');
console.log(el.ariaPlaceholder); // "5-digit zipcode"
el.ariaPlaceholder = "12345"
console.log(el.ariaPlaceholder); // "12345"


Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
# dom-ariamixin-ariaplaceholder

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