I just cannot seem to get these to pop up on the stock Android browser or the latest Chrome for Android, in both desktop and mobile mode. Can a click event be added for these (and other tooltips/title text/alt text that are useful on the site)?

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    +1 same problem on iPad. Commented Apr 2, 2013 at 8:43
  • Wouldn't that conflict with the click action on some timestamps that are also links? e.g. edited X mins ago. Or do you mean just for the answered X secs/mins/hours ago timestamps?
    – Ren
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 15:03
  • @Ren: While "asked yesterday" or "asked Apr 2 at 1:21" is not a link, the time portion of "edited ..." is (opens the revisions page). One option to ensure both behave the same way would be to make the edited and asked text into clickable links that display timestamp tooltips which auto-close after a while, as we have now for various other actions. Does that sound reasonable?
    – Karan
    Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 15:50
  • Wouldn't it be better to approach the underlying problem, which is either with the stackexchange code or with the browsers. And if it is the browsers, perhaps the stackexchange code be altered to work around their limitations. Commented Jul 20, 2014 at 15:30
  • I just noticed this post is over a year old. Is this even still an issue for people using the aforementioned browsers? Commented Jul 20, 2014 at 15:33
  • As an aside: Firefox on Android shows the title attribute when long-pressing an <a href=... title=...> (like when long-pressing the "edited" link), while Chrome then shows the href value in its popup. (I do like the title to be shown when long-pressing XKCD images, but I like to see the URL when doing the same for links, so I don't particularly like Firefox doing that.) Long-pressing any non-link <span title=...> just opens the clipboard controls in both browsers. (@faint, not that I care, but nothing has changed as for the Android browsers.)
    – Arjan
    Commented Jul 20, 2014 at 16:49


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