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Fri Jul 9 05:40:05 PDT 2004
On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 16:51:33 +0200, fantasai
<fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> I do not entirely agree that the HTML title attribute is equivalent to
>> the XForms hint element, as in the following example which for
>> entering a (customer-/tracking-)id as is often used in correspondence
>> between company and customer:
>> <input type="text"
>> title="Correspondence Number"
>> hint="The correspondence number is a number of the form
>> 1234-56-789" />
>> The title describes what the field is about and hint describes in
>> what format the data should be entered, which I think are two
>> distinctly different things.
I have to correct myself here, as I was wrong when saying that hint and
title are two different things. The HTML 4.01 specs states:
"title = text [CS]
This attribute offers advisory information about the element for which it
<url: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#h-7.4.3 >
So effectively the title attribute is the same as the Hint attribute in
XForms, so there is no need for a new attribute.
> Shouldn't that be
> <label for="corr">Correspondence Number</label><input id="corr" ... />
That is also an idea for the UA developers to consider. However, what
would take precedence: a label or the title attribute?
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