W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > April 2012

Re: [css4-ui] ::tooltip

From: Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:09:16 -0700
Message-ID: <4F860F1C.1050609@gmail.com>
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 11/4/12 13:30, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> That are just few details. In any case :tooltip or :popup should be
> pseudo-classes that define runtime state of the element rather than
> pseudo-elements as someone proposed in this discussion.
Pseudo-classes reflect *state*, not separate containers to apply the 
rules to. So, if :tooltip was a pseudo-class, the declarations within 
the rule would style the element itself when a tooltip was shown. For 

     div[title]:tooltip { background: gold; }

would give the div itself a gold background when the tooltip is shown.  
Which could be useful, but not much. The point here is to be able to 
style the tooltip itself, and this screams "pseudo-element".

Lea Verou (http://lea.verou.me | @LeaVerou)
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 23:09:59 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 25 March 2022 10:08:14 UTC