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Re: Title attribute and css selectors

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 16:41:04 +0000
Message-ID: <47DD4DA0.8090406@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Brad Kemper wrote:
>> out what the browser's relevant user agent style sheet said and put in 
>> appropriate overrides for that, or you would need to essentially 
>> completely redefine that fragment.  The latter is particularly 
>> undesirable because it may be completely inconsistent with the user's 
>> browser's way of handling title.
> Undesirable? So? Authors have the power to control what text, if any, is 
> used in the title attribute, or can leave it blank and generate 
> pseudo-tooltips of their own using some other means. It may be 
> undesirable for you, but fortunately authors do not need to consult you 
> before implementing their choices.

I know you don't believe in the principle of following platform user 
interface guidelines, but the point was that if the platform normally 
displays title attributes, and maybe tool tip like content in general, 
in the bottom left margin of the window, users will expect to find it 
there, not to have the odd web site try and pretend that they are really 
using IE/Windows.

I'm not expecting to get any consensus between us.

David Woolley
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