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Re: LABEL Tag Question

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 11:07:04 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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>> title="Please enter the minimum required age for
>> this activity, or leave blank for no minimum age."> <label
>This is an abuse of title.  title is *not* a tool-tip.  It is
>grammatically a noun, not an imperative.

Actually, the title attribute is rendered as a tool tip in most graphical
browsers, and more importantly, is described as such in the HTML spec.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#adef-title

... offers advisory information about the element ... may annotate ...
Values of the title attribute may be rendered by user agents in a variety
of ways. For instance, visual browsers frequently display the title as a
"tool tip" (a short message that appears when the pointing device pauses
over an object). Audio user agents may speak the title information in a
similar context. For example, setting the attribute on a link allows user
agents (visual and non-visual) to tell users about the nature of the linked
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Phill Jenkins,  IBM Research Division - Accessibility Center
Received on Wednesday, 2 October 2002 12:07:39 UTC

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