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Re: Title attribute

From: Timothy Stephen Springer <timsp@ssbtechnologies.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 14:37:48 -0700
Message-ID: <3B0444AC.7020406@ssbtechnologies.com>
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Apologies.  I forgot that this was the W3C list. 

My comments were addressed more towards making this "work" and less to 
the W3C compliant solution.  Our focus is the Section 508 guidlines and 
making "functional text" available to assistive technologies.  Further 
discussion should probably be carried out on the trace list.

TimS

>> <a href="javascript:openHelpWindow('help.html')" title="This link opens 
>> up a help window">Help</A>
> 
> 
> Wrong.  This link is a dead link for anyone without Javascript or
> who wants to operate securely.  It is also invisible to search
> engines.  It is a WCAG failure - priority 1, I think.
> 
> If you have to do this, do it like this:
> 
> <a   href="help.html"
>      onclick="openHelpWindow('help.html'); return false" 
>      href="help.html"
>      title="Help on how to use this page (pops-up if Javascript enabled)">Help</A>
> 
> Your others examples suggest that you fail the "provide alternatives
> to scripting" multiple times.
Received on Thursday, 17 May 2001 17:35:19 GMT

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