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Re: Amaya 8.1a and the title attribute

From: John Russell <ve3ll@cogeco.ca>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 12:00:02 -0400
To: Laurent Carcone <Laurent.Carcone@inrialpes.fr>, www-amaya@w3.org
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <3F153E42.5325.212845@localhost>

what happens if the title attribute is associated with other elements
say a heading tag   or in my case is use it with a span tag to mark
a word needing definition in context ....  does clicking on that elements
contents  reveal the message ???   title attribute has many uses ;-] ;-]

On 16 Jul 2003 at 17:46, Laurent Carcone wrote:

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From:           	Laurent Carcone <Laurent.Carcone@inrialpes.fr>
Subject:        	Re: Amaya 8.1a and the title attribute 
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The attribute 'title' of a selected anchor is now displayed in the status bar 
with the uri of the anchor (CVS version).

Regards,

Laurent

> 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
> Copies to:      	www-amaya@w3.org
> Send reply to:  	carcone@w3.org
> 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
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> --
>  
> 
> 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/
check CSS at http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
check JavaScript at http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jslint.html
Received on Wednesday, 16 July 2003 11:59:15 UTC

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