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XForms Hint Element


Similar to a tooltip (see the spec). The hint is displayed when the mouse moves and pauses over the containing form control. The hint will also be displayed if the containing form control recieves a xforms-hint event. The message of the hint element can exist in instance data, in a remote document, or as inline text. If more than one source of message is specified in this element, the order of precedence is: single node binding attributes, linking attributes, inline text.


  • Single-Node Binding
  • Linking
    • src - URL of a document whose contents will be retrieved by the hint element and used to provide hint text for the containing form control.

Type restrictions

The hint element can be bound to any simple content.


Is represented by a tooltip window that contains the hint element's message.

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