Due to lack of space to use <labels> for my text fields, i've used the default value to label them (to give a description of what info is expected).
I'm using javascript to clear the default text on focus.
The problem i have, is i don't want the default values to be entered into the database.
To add to the problem, i need to put validation on some of the text fields :-)

a catch 22 maybe?

Thanks in advance for any help