Closed Bug 163411 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
Render ALT text as tooltip in Quirk Mode
First, I must say I DO NOT *want* this. However, there are clearly *needs* that we do this. We cannot expect every HTML authors out there to start doing it the right way. The Web has many old pages that are no longer being maintained but are still revelent to people, and rendering them as the original authors intended is essential to people's surfing experience. Please, if we do add <marquee> support because there are needs for it (and there are), we must render ALT text in Quirk Mode.
And just so that we do not encourage lame (X)HTML authors continue to use /quirky/ features, I'll set this bug to be dependent on bug 155482 (and I think all quirky features, <marquee> included, should be released into trunk builds only after bug 155482 is fixed, but don't flame me on that :p ).
Depends on: 155482
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Quirks mode is for the minimum changes absolutely necessary for old pages to not break. No page will break because you can't see the alternative text as a tooltip. Verified WONTFIX.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
I'm very unhappy with the (non-)resolution of bug 163411 I just can't get it, why doctrine must win over usability. - there is no standards compliance problem: when title is present it should be clear that only the title attribute is shown - the affected pages (having only alt but not title attributes for img) are (or can be, if not broken for other reasons) perfectly valid HTML. So it's not a request to render broken pages - giving the whole fuss a clear thought, it can be argued that the question, which tooltips are displayed where and when, is not even in the domain of the HTML REC, it's an application issue not totally unlike other choices done in the browser's UI - if you want to hide behind a configuration setting go ahead. what about If there's no 'title' for an image, show as tooltip: [ ] nothing [ ] URL of image [ ] size of image [ ] alt attribute And for the reason, why this is to be done, I'll quote the competition (no, the other one): http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=38425&cid=4113817
Jonas, All, Take a look at: http://www.fwtwr.com/fwtwr/puerto_rico/184game.htm (and compare using a browser which shows tooltips) This page is effectively broken when the alt tooltips aren't displayed, as they give vital information about all items on the game board. And yes, I contacted the author, and he was even positive about changing, but has a big practical problem about out it, because the pages are generated by a program he cannot easily update. And the pages are generated too often for hand changing. BTW: Does anybody has XSLT for duplicating the alt attribute of all img elements into a title attribute?
reopening to mark dupe
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
marking dupe *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25537 ***
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago → 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
verified dupe Peter Jacobi: I will reply to your comments in that bug.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Summary: [RFE] Render ALT text as tooltip in Quirk Mode → Render ALT text as tooltip in Quirk Mode
This isnt a dupe, Is it?
Doesn't matter. This issue is still wontfix.
Status: VERIFIED → CLOSED
No longer depends on: 155482
it doesn't matter but please don't use "closed" :-)
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