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Re: Amaya 8.1a and the title attribute

From: John Russell <ve3ll@cogeco.ca>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 09:29:27 -0400
To: Laurent Carcone <Laurent.Carcone@inrialpes.fr>, www-amaya@w3.org
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <3F13C977.20995.47C128@localhost>

ok -- as long as this is on wish list!
i realize that there are many priorities and this may be one that is
   low  compared to others...  i use the title attribute as a redundancy
   for javascript tooltips but javascript also fails ;-]  
thanks for responding. 

On 15 Jul 2003 at 15:20, Laurent Carcone wrote:

To:             	ve3ll@rac.ca
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Subject:        	Re: Amaya 8.1a and the title attribute 
Date sent:      	Tue, 15 Jul 2003 15:20:31 +0200
From:           	Laurent Carcone <Laurent.Carcone@inrialpes.fr>

Hello John,

Unfortunately, it would be a rather important work to have such a mechanism in 
Amaya.
All we can do for the moment is to display the title attribute with the href 
attribute in the status bar when one click on a link.

Regards,

Laurent


> the following short test program shows that Amaya doesn't display 
> title attributes while all other browsers tested show them as tooltip
> like popup boxes.    These can be extremely useful to page readers as
> longer explanations can be offered as to where a hotlink may take them
> or  perhaps a definition of a rarely used word or term.  Consistency 
> between ways browsers render attributes and properties help both the
> author and the reader  as  one can't enforce tools other uses. 
> 
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> <head><title>Tooltip Attribute</title>
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
> </head><body>
> <h1>Demo of Tooltip Usage</h1>
> <p>Hover the link and observe!</p>
> <a title="This page offers classrooms in Basic Internet skills, WebPage authoring, JavaScript, Java, and Operating Systems."
> href="http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll/home.htm">JR's Education Page</a>
> </body>
> </html>
> --
>  
> 
> John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
> http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll (2 L's as in LLAMA)
> check HTML at http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
> check CSS at http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
> check JavaScript at http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jslint.html
> 
> 
> 



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John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll (2 L's as in LLAMA)
check HTML at http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
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