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[Bug 9589] HTML5 should give examples for how to present @title when the user can't use a pointing device

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steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-04-25 08:54:05 ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> HTML5 suggests that user agents may present @title or other caption information
> without requiring use of a pointing device, and are encouraged to do so. But it
> doesn't give examples of how this could be done. For the case of missing
> images, it seems like the title could be shown inline, but with some text to
> distinguish it from alt. For example:
> <img src=broken-link.jpg title="Picture I took yesterday."> ==> "Caption:
> Picture I took yesterday."
> I'm not sure how to do it in the case of a visual UA when the image is not
> missing. The typical UI for @title is that it's shown as a tooltip on hover. I
> cant think of a keyboard-driven way offhand.

I suggest the advice should not be restricted to the img element, the same
issue is evident on any element the title attribute is used to present content.
It should also not be restricted to the a case where some content is not
displayed (as in the image case). input device independent access to title
attribute content is equally problematic whether an image is displayed or not.

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