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From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 13:52:36 +0100
Message-ID: <851c8d3104070905521920591f@mail.gmail.com>
On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 14:40:05 +0200, Mark Schenk <css at markschenk.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 16:51:33 +0200, fantasai
> <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:
> I have to correct myself here, as I was wrong when saying that hint and
> title are two different things. The HTML 4.01 specs states:
> 
> "title = text [CS]
> This attribute offers advisory information about the element for which it
> is set"
> 
> <url: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#h-7.4.3 >
> 
> So effectively the title attribute is the same as the Hint attribute in
> XForms, so there is no need for a new attribute.

Advisory information about the element, and information about how the
user should interact with the element are _not_ the same.  For example
consider the a picture of the Mona Lisa, in an input type=image, the
title is the Mona Lisa - it's not "click on a point to pick a colour".

Jim.
Received on Friday, 9 July 2004 05:52:36 UTC

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