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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: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:25:59 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-04-26 10:26:30 ---
(In reply to comment #7)

> Are they comparable scenarios? If someone is tabbing through the
> page, might not the tooltip overlay some text they are trying to
> read? How would you make the tooltip disappear again if you wanted
> to read the text?

if the browser provided a keystroke to show the tooltip, could they not as
easily provide a keystroke to dismiss/re-display the tooltip?

> Users deserve access to "title" content regardless of whether it's
> good practice to use it for captions or not, because there's plenty
> of deployed content using "title".

in no way am i arguing they do not, I had input on the wcag techniques you cite
and provided detailed arguments on why UA/AT support at the time  was not
sufficient to advocate the use of the title attribute on links which is why
there are so many caveats to its use in the technique.
I also did user testing and research on the title attribute back in 2005:
unfortunately nothing has changed since then in regards to accessibility
support for title attribute access.

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