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RE: Title attribute

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 17:22:08 +0100
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHAEFMDDAA.jon@spinsol.com>
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> The W3C's site 
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#adef-title )
> says that title text may be presented by screen readers in a 
> manner similar
> to a tool tip, but I doubt that the intent is to exclude the link
> text.  
> 
> It seems that, at least for JAWS users, the title text should be 
> the same as
> the text of the hyperlink, but this seems redundant.  Anyone have
> any additional information?

Ignoring the title attribute isn't great, but it's better than JAWS'
approach IMHO, since the title attribute is meant to have
"additional" information losing it is a disadvantage, but shouldn't
be a show-stopper, whereas if you get the title in place of the link
text you are potentially replacing crucial information with merely
helpful "bonus" information.
Since the title attribute may not be understandable outside of the
context of the element it applies to this seems to be a design-flaw.
Do any JAWS users know if this is something that can be changed
through settings?

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