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RE: lynx & title attribute

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 11:02:29 +0100
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHCEAHDIAA.jon@spinsol.com>
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> lynx 2.8.3 in default mode appears to render alt rather than 
> title content.
> 
> 
> I had understood that title was more appropriate for describing
> purpose of link, and alt description of image.
> thus this seems contrary to what I've understood.

title provides additional information about any element rendered
element (i.e. those elements that relate to something seen, heard, or
otherwise communicated to the user such as <body>, <p>, <em> but not
such as <head>, <meta>, etc.), which can be rendered in any way that
a browser chooses to aid a user. Not rendering title at all is a
valid choice.
alt provides an alternative to an image, not a description of it
(longdesc does that). Generally a description of the image is a poor
choice of alt text.

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