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Fwd: FW: [Bug 10873] Provide a method of explicitly setting a tooltip for an element

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:46:00 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTik+F8ja0Exfug0r81KA0WCb6eSrFyfQ_VFR6sv6@mail.gmail.com>
To: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
any ideas, comments

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 3:27 PM
Subject: FW: [Bug 10873] Provide a method of explicitly setting a
tooltip for an element
To: jimallan@tsbvi.edu, Kelly Ford <Kelly.Ford@microsoft.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

UAAG friends,

Please note Maciej's comments below:

> --- Comment #6 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-10-02
> Seems to me UAAG 4.1.1 already applies, since it explicitly applies to
> all
> functionality. It would be helpful if the Implementing UAAG 2.0 draft
> could
> give examples of how to offer access to tooltips using the keyboard. It
> seems
> to me this is important for @title even if a new feature is also added.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-IMPLEMENTING-UAAG20-20100617/#gl-keyboard-
> access
> However, UAAG 4.1.1 does not strike me as "device agnostic". It
> specifically
> requires access via the keyboard. This is surely not appropriate for
> devices
> without a physical keyboard, for example the iPhone. iOS has been
> praised for
> its accessibility support, through voice and touch:
> <http://behindthecurtain.us/2010/06/12/my-first-week-with-the-iphone/>.
> Interaction using a virtual onscreen keyboard would be much worse.
> That being said, tooltips themselves do not work very well for any
> users on
> touchscreen devices, since there is no concept of hover. So it is
> probably not
> good for device-independence to further encourage their use.

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