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Re: ToolTips: bug or feature?

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:31:16 +0100
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070731083116.GC31168@stripey.com>

Robert Burns writes:

> On Jul 30, 2007, at 2:01 AM, Smylers wrote:
> 
> > And having something as presentational as tooltip output being
> > specified in HTML creates problems for all those user-agents which
> > can't include tooltips.
> 
> I think the term "tooltip" has two different meanings. One is
> semantic ? as a tip for using a tool. The other is presentational ?
> as a foreground view displayed on hover (hover view). The
> presentational tooltip has problems with non-visual browsers, but the
> semantic tooltip does not.

You're right; I hadn't thought of that.

A tooltip attribute defined as a tip for using a tool would make my
objections irrelevant.

Smylers
Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2007 08:31:28 UTC

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