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[Bug 11959] Hi, user agents are "encouraged" to make it possible to view tooltips without the use of a pointing device (it means while browsing with the keyboard for instance). Why don't we make this an obligation instead of an encouragement ? If we don't make it a "

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Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 23:23:55 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11959

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

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-03-03 23:23:55 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: 

Whether we make this MUST or SHOULD won't make any difference to what browser
vendors or Web developers do, in practice.

In theory, it's a SHOULD because there are times where you can't do it. For
example, suppose that you are writing a Web browser for someone whose only
possible way of interacting with the page is using a pointing device controlled
by blinking their left eyelid. There's no point requiring that the writer of
this Web browser also provide a keyboard, since it won't be useful to the user.

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