Open Bug 273704 Opened 17 years ago Updated 3 months ago

Tool-tip not displayed when user TABBED thru elements having title attr


(Core :: DOM: UI Events & Focus Handling, defect)

Not set




(Reporter: jay, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Keywords: access)


(1 file)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/0.9.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041103 Firefox/0.9.1+

elements with "title" data raise a tooltip in mozilla.
for instance <acronym> and <img>

Device Independence suggests that all input devices, including keyboard tabbing
should also raise tooltips.

A keyboard user may not have mouse skills, and may not desire or need a screen
reader, a blind person may be demonstrating or requesting info from a sighted

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open the page, and 
2. mouseover the three examples, 
3. now tab to each example 

Actual Results:  
Only the mouseover raises a tooltip in each case

Expected Results:  
each example should raise a tooltip when tabbed to
Wrong component...
Assignee: general → aaronleventhal
Component: DOM: HTML → Disability Access APIs
QA Contact: ian → accessibility-apis
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The latest beta releases can be obtained from:
Component: Disability Access APIs → Keyboard: Navigation
I can't help that no one is working on this bug

I'm raising this to major as I've noticed that accessible flash pages now provide tooltips when tabbed to.

This is a pretty obvious feature, which should already be facilitated.

Severity: normal → major
Blocks: 332482
Still an issue on
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a2pre) Gecko/20061221 Minefield/3.0a2pre

Title changed: 
From: Should tooltips be raised when tabbed to?
To: Tool-tip not displayed when user TABBED thru elements having title attr
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Should tooltips be raised when tabbed to? → Tool-tip not displayed when user TABBED thru elements having title attr

what's the delay in implementing this?
Jonathan, it won't make it into Firefox 3. Feel free to remind me after Firefox 3 that we should take a look at it.

parity Opera,
provided the cursor is on the window, Opera now updates the tooltip content as focus changes
Keywords: access
Mass un-assigning bugs assigned to Aaron.
Assignee: aaronleventhal → nobody
QA Contact: accessibility-apis → keyboard.navigation
We are also facing same issue with Firefox. 

Firefox Version- 56.0.2(32-bit)

tab to controls having tools tip but tools tips are not displaying. which we are able to see tool tips in chrome and edge.
Component: Keyboard: Navigation → User events and focus handling

Still reproducible on the latest versions of Firefox Nightly 95.0a1 (2021-10-18), beta 94.0b7 or release 93.0 on Windows 10.

I shall not last many years more, seventeen is unlikely, though plausible...

perhaps I can hand this on to someone else?


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