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Re: !title, !alt Re: Tooltips in HTML

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 10:42:42 -0400
Message-Id: <200107261429.KAA3247863@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
see also

 Fwd: dhtmlai focus group? Re: does tabbing raise an alt tag?

for some more on status and prospects on this issue.


At 04:31 AM 2001-07-26 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Well, what iCab does (for mouseover) is to present something like:
>title-value link to href-value in the window status - this could be done in
>the same way as I proposed, by adding a bit more.
>I agree that it isn't a universal solution, the universal solution is to fix
>the browsers. As you pointed out, that takes a long time. I looked a bit into
>Mozilla and it looks like it is not a complex programming job but requires
>complex background knowledge I don't yet have. However, it should be possible
>to fix that browser quite fast. I have taken this project to the evaluation
>and repair tools group list, but I would suggest that without some input they
>are not going to solve it by magic <sigh/> since they don't have a lot of
>spare time.
>The start of the thread in the ER group (in case anyone else here wants to
>keep following it) is at
>On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>  window.status is already used to present the link or href value
>  Charles wrote
>  <a href="blah" onfocus="window.status='whatever is in the alt'"
>  so this might work for an individual site, but is not a great universal
>  solution.
>  jonathan chetwynd
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