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Re: Title attribute says document opens in new window ( LC-2871)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:11:05 +0000
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To: mark.rogers@powermapper.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear mark.rogers@powermapper.com,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Techniques
for WCAG 2.0 published on 5 Sep 2013. Thank you for having taken the time
to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before
12/23/2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a
specific solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If
such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to
raise a formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during
the transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1Vr9xj-0001rA-1Y@shauna.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20130905/


Your comment on H33: Supplementing link text with the title attribute:
> Example 2 on H33 shows the title attribute as the sole means of
> indicating link opens in new window. 
> Title on links is not well supported - especially on mobile user agents
> where it's hard to see a new tab/window has opened (so problem is more
> severe)
> The HTML 5.1 draft says:
> "Relying on the title attribute is currently discouraged as many user
> agents do not expose the attribute in an accessible manner as required
> by this specification"
> Proposed Change:
> Remove this example, since it conflicts with another spec, and it's hard
> to see many cases where this would pass the success criteria.

Working Group Resolution (LC-2871):
The WG thanks you and agrees with your comment.  Example 2 in H33 will be

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