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Property suggestions

From: Christian Kaufhold <chka@uni-bremen.de>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 13:00:38 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <034301bdfc4b$75fb6b80$7f066686@standard>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
My suggestions for a future version of CSS:
I would not use "tooltip" (to present a tooltip over the element) as a
pseudo-element, as it has been suggested, but create it as a new
property.
Allowed values: none | auto | [ attr(x) || string ]+ | inherit
Initial:        inherit
Applies to:     all elements
Media:          visual, interactive

I also suggest a property "status" whose content is displayed in the
status line of the browser, and which takes exactly the same values.

Examples:

* { tooltip:attr(title) }
input[type=submit] { tooltip:"Submit the data" }

a[href] { status:"Link to " attr(href) }
blockquote,q[cite] { status:"Quotation from " attr(cite) }

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Christian Kaufhold, Bremen, Germany
chka@uni-bremen.de

He not busy being born is busy dying. (Bob Dylan)
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