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RE: does tabbing raise an alt tag? was Re: Tooltips in HTML

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 03:22:11 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0107290321350.16857-100000@tux.w3.org>
I can probably do it with a bit of a pointer to where these things are
specfied, if you can provide that.


Charles McCN

On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Jon Hanna wrote:

  > (It may be that your browser is reprogrammable - some are to a
  > certain extent
  > - and you could do something like tell it to raise a tooltip on
  > element focus. Of course the othre problem is that not every
  > element can
  > take focus
  > in most browsers).

  This is certainly possible with IE4+ using Browser Helper Objects.
  Raising a toolTip would be awkward though probably doable, but
  altering the status-bar text would be relatively easy. I'm pretty
  busy right now but if anyone on the list thinks they would benefit
  from such an object and wouldn't be able to program one themselves
  I'll take a look at doing so (time allowing - no promises).

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