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Re: tooltip onfocus

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 08:54:42 +0000
Cc: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A4ECE9F6-3042-11D7-BDF7-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


The recommendation is there, we seem agreed that the implementation is 
not difficult, however the reality is that no one knows of a browser 
that exhibits this behaviour. As stated to wai-ig, it is not so much 
this example as the 'process' that may be faulty.

W3C groups are recommendation focused, and implementation is left to 
bug reports.
Where is the discussion group that draws attention to a failure in 

It is very hard to imagine how this slipped through the net*, and yet 
it did.
People with severe learning difficulties have individual and particular 
We will need excellent channels of communication in order to implement 
recommendations to their benefit.



*apologies this may be a UK soccer/football expression referring to 
something that was overseen.

On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 10:12 PM, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:

> Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>> Matt,
>> not sure if you are following this thread at wai-ig.
>> in any case, my concern is that if a UA does some action on mouse 
>> event, it should be/is a standard that this is possible via an 
>> alternative input such as keyboard. As I think you will realise, I'm 
>> unclear as to why you mention HTML. could you please explain?
> Jonathan,
> UAAG 1.0 satisfies your requirement: it requires that *any operation
> of the user agent* be do-able through the keyboard.
>  - Ian
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Received on Saturday, 25 January 2003 03:54:23 UTC

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