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Re: ToolTips: bug or feature?

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:21:40 +0100
Message-ID: <46AEF114.6020105@cfit.ie>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

> Jon Barnett wrote:
>> Instead, I suggest precisely the opposite.  HTML 5 should explicitly
>> forbid @alt from being displayed as a tooltip*
> I'd add: unless the user has explicitly instructed the UA to do so (opt-in). 

For the sake of good housekeeping I would also agree with this proposal,
if a tooltip attribute is not a  realistic proposal, and to primarily
stop authors misusing @alt for this purpose due to a bug in IE.

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