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RE: Tool Tip behavior

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 03:11:16 -0500
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
aloha, kynn!

in response to len, you wrote, quote:
Proper titling should be done despite whatever the user agents decide to 
do.  If there needs to be a specific TOOLTIP attribute,that might be the 
best approach for certain user agents, using extensible additions to XHTML.

or via an extension to CSS -- if you can define a cursor, why not a 
tooltip?  after all, they do have their uses -- even i can "see" that -- 
and it would be beneficial for them, and other mouse-over slash hovering 
events and alerts be promulgated uniformly and consistently, in whatever 
GUI environment the UA happens to be running, whenever the user cares to 
expose them -- especially if exposure is achievable in a device independent 

great idea, though, kynn!
He that lives on Hope, dies farting
      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
    WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC
Received on Saturday, 26 February 2000 03:05:29 UTC

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