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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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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 08:56:40 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-04-25 08:57:09 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> 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.

I agree, the example I gave only covers the special case of an <img> element
with a missing image. The spec should make some reasonable suggestion that
covers the general case.

As a browser implementor I can see how it would be useful to give some form of
keyboard access to @title contents but I'm not sure of the best way to do it.
One possibility is to have a keyboard shortcut to cycle through every item with
a title attribute, which highlights it somehow (maybe) and displays the
tooltip. I'm not sure if that's a very good UI design though.

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