Using title attribute to provide more data about HTML elements

The ability to provide additional information is especially helpful with HTML forms where tooltips can be used to let the user know what is expected in user input.

While the current version of HTML has been around for years, there are various nuances that many developers overlook. These features can be used to enhance an application and developer productivity.

The feature that generated a lot of discussion during one of my recent projects is the title attribute available with most HTML elements. The title attribute allows you to provide the user with a clue to an element's function; this is called a tooltip.

Here's a look at the title attribute's various uses... read more from http://www.zdnetasia.com/techguide/webdev/0,39044903,62046782,00.htm?scid=nl_z_tgwd

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