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December 18, 2003, 22:12


Comment by Tom: User icon

10.3.2 - Safari got tooltips! That’s worth 30 megs to me.

December 19, 2003, 10:20

Comment by ssp: User icon

Cool. That is worth 30MB, I guess.

It looked like Safari’s version number hadn’t changed (100.1), so I thought it hasn’t been updated.

But the change seems to have been in WebKit, as title tags are now displayed in NWW as well. Nice :)

December 19, 2003, 11:39

Comment by d.w.: User icon

Woohoo! I hadn’t noticed that! (though I logged right out after installing all those darned uploads last night.) Re: your battery — did you get the separate battery update? I don’t remembet which model you have, though, so it might not help.

December 19, 2003, 17:21

Comment by ssp: User icon

Dave: Sadly my Powerbook is a 1st generation TiBook to which this update isn’t applicable. I fear my battery may just be worn out by now. Although I find that only having 20% of the original capacity is a very bad form of wearing out.

Any idea, how exactly those other batteries can be improved ‘in software’?

December 19, 2003, 18:42

Comment by ssp: User icon

Another addition, perhaps. And something that I’ve been curious to see how it will be done in Safari.

Consider the screenshot above. It is an anchor tag linking to the image file itself containing the image. The further is decorated with a title attribute Click to enlarge while the image is decorated with the appropriate alt attribute.

Safari will only display the text from the image’s alt tag instead of the more useful information for the link. In general I think it’s a bad practice that browsers show alt tags for images that have been successfully loaded. It just causes more clutter.

Questions: Are there rules for what is supposed to be displayed in situations like these? Who is going to write a little haxie that replaces those butt ugly ‘tooltip’ thingies by proper speech bubbles?

December 19, 2003, 19:00

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