From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9+) Gecko/20010524 BuildID: 2001052404 As soon as Mozilla will have decent tooltip support (Bug 57599), wouldn't it be nice to include also some kind of simple string formatting, to allow authors display their text a little fancier than IE does it now. I'm thinking more about along the lines of allowing entering (and rendering) of linebreaks and possibly tab characters in tooltip popup. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Write a HTML with a DIV (or whatever) element, having TITLE argument containing either "\n"(C-style escape code) or newline character(s). Actual Results: "\n" gets explicitly rendered in a string as any other character sequence, if You explicitly enter newline - just a little box (placeholder for newline) appears within the text Expected Results: It'd be nice if linebreaks (or equivalent escape characters) would be rendered as normal linebreaks. I fully understand that such a feature is not W3C and could be misused by many malicious or irresponsibile web developers, but in many other cases this could prove just that little nifty feature that could win a hearts of many ("Why the hell does IE mess up my carefully designed tooltips!!") There are plenty of situations when designer might be interested in providing little bit of extra (popup) information to the user, but by using tooltips, (s)he is limited to only single line of text, whereas in some cases it would be much more desirable to break this information into two or more separate lines... Only way to do it now is DOM scripting. While this is indeed much more flexible, it is also lots of work and not always worth the time...
Presenting information via tooltips only seems like a really really bad idea from an accessibility standpoint. I suggest that this get wontfixed. ccing hixie and mpt for their thoughts.
This is a duplicate of bug 52759. I'm arking this bug as a duplicate. That bug was WONTFIXed. I agree with that resolution (but not with the reasoning--putting <br> tags in attributes is bogus). While the title attribute may be displayed as a tooltip, it is not necessarily displayed as a tooltip. For example Opera and iCab display it in the status bar. A newline appearing as a box is bug 63824. Doing automatic line breaking is bug 57599. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 52759 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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