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Re: Link Text and Metadata

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 06:59:28 -0400
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To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

the way I understand it is that if there is link text and a title, the link 
text will always be chosen over title.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:22 AM
Subject: Re: Link Text and Metadata

Matthew Smith wrote:

> My thinking is that using the extended description will allow the link
> to make sense, even if taken totally out of context.  Would this,
> however, create confusing clutter?

I would go for a title that combines the normal link text and the
DC.description (as, depending on verbosity settings, I think that
certain screenreaders and user agents may only choose to announce the
link text or the title - so having the link text in both places would be
the belt and braces approach):

<a href="contact.html" title="Contact Us - contact information for xyz
company">Contact Us</a>

Patrick H. Lauke
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