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Re: tooltip onfocus

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:55:13 +1100
Cc: "John Foliot - bytown internet" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <6781C943-2F60-11D7-A4EF-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

It is in a W3C Recommendation (i.e. it's a W3C standard) that if they 
have a tooltip on mouseover they need to have a tooltip when you key 

Sound on event, in contrast, cannot be done with a W3C standard in HTML 
(but can in SMIL - HTML is a simple language for documents, and isn't 
expected to cover everything. The point of developing XML languages 
like SMIL, SVG, XHTML+SVG+MathML, etc, is to allow more powerful 
functionality like this...)



On Friday, Jan 24, 2003, at 06:00 Australia/Melbourne, Jonathan 
Chetwynd wrote:

> I think there may have been a misunderstanding, my concern is not the 
> example that if something(tootip) is presented by a mouse action, then 
> it ought to be possible to access this via a keyboard. rather where is 
> the process to inform this agreement?
> When i contact browser developers, they say that if it aint a W3C 
> standard they wont implement it. Its not been agreed as a standard.
> Sound on event is a particular example...
> thanks
> Jonathan
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Friday, 24 January 2003 00:56:08 UTC

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