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Re: tooltip onfocus

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 16:01:51 +1100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <73DA6155-2CFD-11D7-AB2F-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

You did ask already. It isn't necessarily, because there is no single 
magic reason something should be a tooltip and not a voicenote, appear 
in the status bar, or something else the user prefers. And it is too 
complex for HTML, unless you count the idea of using tiny pop-up 
windows, or one-browser-specific hacks, or other not really nice coding 

(there are some approaches to pop-up menus in CSS that could be used to 
do almost the same thing...)

It is certainly possible, and not even hard, to do it in SVG.



On Sunday, Jan 19, 2003, at 22:19 Australia/Melbourne, Jonathan 
Chetwynd wrote:

> Is there a way to raise a tooltip onfocus?
> if not, why not?
> if I asked this already, apologies I forgot.
> Jonathan Chetwynd
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Tuesday, 21 January 2003 00:02:17 UTC

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