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RE: tooltip onfocus

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:17:09 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.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
> there.
> 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...)

Values of the title attribute may be rendered by user agents in a variety of
ways. For instance, visual browsers frequently display the title as a "tool
tip" (a short message that appears when the pointing device pauses over an
object). Audio user agents may speak the title information in a similar
context. For example, setting the attribute on a link allows user agents
(visual and non-visual) to tell users about the nature of the linked

tooltip on key is certain contained within "Values of the title attribute
may be rendered by user agents in a variety of ways." and sound on event is
explicitly given as an example.
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