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Re: Reducing mouse-dependency In Emacs.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Reducing mouse-dependency In Emacs.
Date: 10 Aug 2003 08:08:02 +0200

> Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 22:42:33 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden>
> Text properties like `mouse-face' and `help-echo' are, as presently
> conceived, not only completely useless to the blind, but to any
> non mouse oriented user.


> I propose to complement `mouse-face' and `help-echo' with two new text
> properties, `short-help' and `long-help', which would be strings or
> evaluate to strings.

Rather than introducing new properties, I'd think it's better to have
an option to display the text defined thru mouse-face and help-echo
when point is anywhere inside the text covered by those properties.

Or am I missing some of your intent?

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