W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-a11y@w3.org > August 2011

[Bug 13667] New: Title attribute is overloaded

From: <bugzilla@jessica.w3.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 03:16:45 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13667-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13667

           Summary: Title attribute is overloaded
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: gcl-0039@access-research.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org


There is concern that the title attribute is overloaded with too many meanings.
This prevents automation tools such as accessibility aids from distinguishing
between to determine whether and how to present them to the user. There are
also cases where the information may be better suited to rich content than to a
simple text string, and may not be appropriate for the way existing browsers
expose title attributes. Several specific bugs have been entered about
different uses, but this bug covers the broad issue.

-- 
Configure bugmail: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are on the CC list for the bug.
Received on Thursday, 4 August 2011 03:16:46 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 27 April 2012 04:42:43 GMT