I'm not a mobile kind of guy, so I don't have a tablet or phone to test these things on...
I'm curious as to how folks are handling tooltips (title="blah"), css :hover actions, or other JS pop-up boxes that are based on hovering. Many existing sites use these as handy ways to display localized information, so they're a common user interface function at this point. My understanding (please correct me if I'm wrong) is that on a mobile device these are somehow turned into a tap/click situation, where you tap on the area of interest, it brings up the box of info, and you tap again to dismiss it. Sounds fine if the user knows to tap in the right place?
Is this a correct description of the functionality of all the various methods, or do some of these work differently or not at all on mobiles?
What are your thoughts going forward, is this solution not workable on mobile devices, and is there a preferred alternative?