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Re: feedback on guidelines from DHTML developer

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 14:25:27 -0500
Message-Id: <199901131923.OAA4209856@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 01:53 PM 1/13/99 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>
>This is, of course, different from the current tooltip mechanism
>which does not involve/change the document's rendering at all.
>With relative positioning, the 'visibility' property, and scripts,
>you can even simulate a tooltip effect.
> 

But the tooltip does change the document's rendering.  It hides portions of
the document temporarily to comment on other portions of the document.

The tooltip is a move, not a display region.  It is a transient behavior.
This sort of a method is not in the device model of the the SCREEN display
medium in CSS2 even 'though it is a cliche of the GUI screen at the present
time.

This illustrates how far the W3C standards are from addressing the world in
which the Web actually operates.

Al
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 1999 14:23:47 GMT

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