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Landmark DIV with title attribute (Comment 397)

From: <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:37:58 +0000
Message-Id: <E1UDfhW-0004A4-IE@tibor.w3.org>
To: PFWG Public Comments <public-pfwg-comments@w3.org>
Document: WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices Working Draft 7 March 2013 Steps for Defining a Logical Navigational Structure
contains following as examples
<div role="navigation" title="Table of Contents"> … </div> 
<div role="main" title="Game Statistics"> … </div>

The value of title attribute is not exposed  to assistive technology for these elements.
Sighted keyboard users too cannot access them.
Sighted mouse users may not realize these elements might reveal  some text when moused over ... not sure they will be able to identify  the div elements in the first place.


So I suggest this doc should not recommend use of title attribute on the DIV/SPAN used for landmark roles.
Placing aria-label attribute instead of a title will at least help users whose assistive technology supports ARIA. 
Received on Thursday, 7 March 2013 18:37:59 UTC

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