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[Bug 10873] Provide a method of explicitly setting a tooltip for an element

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Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 21:33:15 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10873

--- Comment #10 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> 2010-10-02 21:33:15 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> But (I think) it would be better to propose CSS features (to the CSS WG) that would allow
> authors and users alike to style existing tooltips. For example, a "::tooltip"
> pseudo-element would allow the styling of platform tooltips and a "tooltip"
> value for the "appearance" property would allow elements and pseudo-elements to
> mimic platform tooltips.

In fact, a "tooltip" value for "appearance" is already in the CSS3 Basic User
Interface draft:

http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-ui/#appearance-val

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