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

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:54:56 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10873

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-30 18:54:56 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The title="" attribute is as close as we can get to this without
being media- or device-specific. Just consider title="" to be for tooltips and
in practice you will be fine.

The reason that the spec dodges the issue as it does is that we have to leave
precise user interface details up to the user agent. For example, the Lynx
implementors might prefer to show the advisory text in a status line rather
than in a tooltip.

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