This is a weak part of Yii ( imho ).
Every model has an attributeLabels() function to generate customized a input field label.
I think that Yii need a inputTooltips() function to generate a customazed tooltip for each input field that we have.
Like many people know we have a good library that use jQuery that has many features ( included tooltips ): http://flowplayer.or…oltip/form.html
At this moment we can use CHtml::errorSummary($model); to print the summary of errors for this model.
I think that a better way is to put a permanent red tooltip near the the field that has an error to make the error message related the input field cleaner than now.
Another way is to put an error icon right near the input field and onOver show the tooltip with the error message related to that field.
What do you think about? I know that Yii want to leave the core code small but I think that these are some must-have-point for a good framework. Maybe I will do some extensions for this but before I want to know your opinions.