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Show a placeholder for an empty list

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
24 Feb, 2021
By using the `:empty` selector, it's possible for us to show a custom placeholder.
ul:empty::after {
content: 'Empty';
If you want the placeholder to be more flexible instead of being hardcoded in CSS, it can be taken from an attribute, such as `data-placeholder`:
ul:empty::after {
content: attr(data-placeholder);
The `:empty` selector doesn't have effect if the list contains a whitespace or an empty child node
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