This original behavior, which demonstrated rather bad UX, since when the field first comes into focus is when the user needs the “hint” the most, was changed: now the placeholder text disappears when the value of the input or textarea … Then you couldÂ What you could do is add the text as value, which respects the line break . "e.g. 4. Specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of the text area. The standard input attributes, like name, placeholder, tabindex and id are available.