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Re: <use> title or xlink:title?

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:56:31 +0200
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200807251056.31717.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>

I think, an advanced user agent can display all title, desc, xlink:title, 
xlink:role, xlink:arcrole etc relevant for an element on demand, not 
just one of them.
One can assume, that it has some purpose, if an author provides
such sources of information, therefore all information should be 
accessible somehow with a relation to the element it belongs to.

The idea of a tooltip (on mouseover) might have the problem, 
that some authors might not want to have this automatically and
therefore this will prevent them using such elements or attributes
at all in documents. A better approach could be, that maybe the
pointing device changing its shape or color or somewhere else
a small icon informs the user, that such an information
is available and in a context menu some items are available to
display the information provided by the author.

How to avoid frustration of some authors with undesired tooltips
on mouseover and how to inform users, that additional information
is available and how to access this information is something to
explore, how this can be implemented in an ergonomic way -
and the solution might be different for different user agents.
Received on Friday, 25 July 2008 08:58:38 GMT

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