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

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:52:52 -0700
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "'Gregory J. Rosmaita'" <oedipus@hicom.net>, "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-Id: <26914A3B-48DB-4D55-9BD7-B3E0E9FA498B@apple.com>
To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>

On Apr 26, 2010, at 11:44 , Sean Hayes wrote:

> So in my mind the 'tooltip' semantic is a reminder or hint of what the item in question does or is, it implies nothing about how or when that information should be available. One possible 'tooltip' behaviour is that it pops up when I move the mouse over the item in question, but thatís just a convention (and not a very accessible one).

It doesn't work very well with input methods that don't have a well-defined 'hover' (such as touch), either.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 26 April 2010 21:53:26 UTC

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