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RE: ToolTips are a Technique & have no place in HTML5 [was Re: [Bug 9589]]

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:08:44 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Sean Hayes'" <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>, "'Gregory J. Rosmaita'" <oedipus@hicom.net>, <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101cae56b$822da010$8688e030$@edu>
Sean Hayes wrote:
> (No, not like details.) Actually more like <summary>

Fair point: however the current spec 

"The details element represents a disclosure widget from which the user can 
obtain additional information or controls." (I note that the 'disclosure' 
method remains undefined, so different user-agents *could* expose the 
semantic in various ways - for example screen readers have little use for 
things 'popping up' on screen)

"The summary element represents a summary, caption, or legend for the rest 
of the contents of the summary element's parent details element, if any."

So if what we are after is an "expression" of the information (i.e. a 
tool-tip-like behavior) would that not be closer to a widget?

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