[whatwg] title="" attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Mon May 26 23:53:41 PDT 2008
On Sun, 18 Nov 2007, James Jeffery wrote:
> It seems that in HTML 4.01 some browsers render the title attribute in
> anchors as tooltips and assistive devices do not read them by default.
> Now personally assistive devices should read the values within the title
> attribute (of a link) by default.
That's presumably an issue for the AT developers, though I have to say I'm
not really convinced what you describe would be a good idea.
> There was a case this week where a developer had his navigation at the
> top of the page. A link from the navigation menu was labeled "My
> Project". To someone using assistive devices they would have to read the
> the page to find out what "My Project" was related to, afterall "My
> Project" could mean: 'My Art Project' or 'My School Project'.
How is that different to any user?
> Will there be any method in HTML 5 to add extra information to
> links/anchors that assistive devices can use?
It's not clear what more information you would suggest should be included,
or why it would only benefit users of assistive devices.
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