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Re: if xlink:title= is empty and a <title> is provided should that be in the tooltip?

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 07:46:32 -0500
Message-ID: <478CAB28.60100@w3.org>
To: www-svg List <www-svg@w3.org>

Hi, Jonathan-

I agree with Cameron here, but I understand that you're trying to do 
anything that gets results, which is a pragmatic approach.

I spent some considerable time working on your issue yesterday, and will 
be sending out a detailed email in the next few days discussing how we 
should resolve this issue.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI

Cameron McCormack wrote (on 1/15/08 6:51 AM):
> Hi Jonathan.
> Jonathan Chetwynd:
>> if xlink:title= is empty and a <title> is provided should that be in
>> the tooltip?
>> reduced test case attached
> …
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
>> <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
>> xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"
>> width="100%" height="100%"
>> >
> I think you’re misusing xlink:title="" here.  xlink:title="" gives the
> title of the link it appears on.
>   <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
>        xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
>     <a xlink:href="http://www.w3.org/"
>        xlink:title="The World Wide Consortium home page">
>       <title>W3C logo</title>
>       <path d="..."/>
>     </a>
>   </svg>
> Here, the xlink:title="" gives a title for http://www.w3.org/.
> The <title> gives a title for the graphical content.
> Also, the spec doesn’t require that a <title> element be shown as a
> tooltip.  It says:
>   When the current SVG document fragment is rendered as SVG on visual
>   media, 'desc' and 'title' elements are not rendered as part of the
>   graphics. User agents may, however, for example, display the 'title'
>   element as a tooltip, as the pointing device moves over particular
>   elements. Alternate presentations are possible, both visual and aural,
>   which display the 'desc' and 'title' elements but do not display
>   'path' elements or other graphics elements.
> Basically, the UA can do whatever it likes with it.

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