css placeholder input not work on android

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  1. kwanchanok
    kwanchanok avatar
    22 posts
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    May 2014

    Posted 30 Sep 2014 Link to this post

    i custom css on placeholder of input text, color is red both android and iphone but text-indent is work only on iphone. what shoud i do?

    my css :

    #searchTextBox::-webkit-input-placeholder {
      text-indent: 1.6em!important;
        color: red;

    #searchTextBox:-ms-input-placeholder {
       text-indent: 1.6em!important;
       color: red;
    #searchTextBox:-moz-placeholder {
        text-indent: 1.6em!important;
        color: red;
    #searchTextBox::-moz-placeholder {
        text-indent: 1.6em !important;
        color: red;
  2. Martin Yankov
    Martin Yankov avatar
    177 posts

    Posted 02 Oct 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Kwanchanok,

    I have initially tested this on a Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 and could not reproduce the problem, i.e. the placeholder indentation works there. I was able to reproduce the problem on a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.2. As you can see in this issue, there was a bug in the Android web view that caused placeholder indentation to not work. This bug has been fixed in Android 4.4.

    I hope this information is useful. Let me know should you have any other questions.

    Martin Yankov

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