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Re: Link Text and Metadata

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 07:00:45 -0400
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To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I meant to say that with screen readers, if link text is present, at least 
with jaws, it will always be spoken instead of title.  If title is in the 
search request and there is no link text, title will be spoken.

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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