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Re: Amaya 8.1a and the title attribute

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 09:36:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: <carcone@w3.org>
cc: <ve3ll@rac.ca>, <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0307150933240.23545-100000@tux.w3.org>

I would prefer that approach if it is easy to do - it is what iCab and Safari
do, and I find it much less intrusive than tooltips, at the same time being
helpful.

Cheers

Chaals

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Laurent Carcone wrote:

>
>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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