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tooltip listed under Donít Use Unsupported iOS Technologies

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:40:16 +0100
Message-ID: <BANLkTine-pyaXQCAedKP9ZcRQUgzbTygfQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi  Maciej

I have been reading the Safari web content guide, it states [1] under the
heading "Donít Use Unsupported iOS Technologies"

"Tooltips
Similar to hover styles, tooltips are not displayed unless the user touches
and holds a clickable element with a tooltip."

which suggests that tooltips can be displayed but is confusingly listed
under the 'Unsupported iOS Technologies' heading.

I tested out the instructions on a simple test page [2] there are 3
clickable elements on the page each having a title attribute, but could not
get any of them to display a tooltip.

no matter what i tried, i just kept getting the select/copy/paste tools
displayed. can you clarify whether this information refers to the display of
title attribute content?

[1]
http://developer.apple.com/library/safari/#documentation/appleapplications/reference/safariwebcontent/CreatingContentforSafarioniPhone/CreatingContentforSafarioniPhone.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40006482-SW1
[2] http://www.html5accessibility.com/tests/title-support.html


-- 
with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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