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Re: Short and long descriptions for links

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 08:56:47 -0500
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To: "Matthew J. Giustino" <mjg@giustiweb.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Title is not going to work if it is used in a way that tabbing through links 
does not make sense without it and you can be assured that many people using 
screen readers and other at/user agent conbinations will miss it entirely.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew J. Giustino" <mjg@giustiweb.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: Short and long descriptions for links



I do agree that it would in fact be poor design if the screen reader
automatically started reading a "longdesc" without first prompting the
user. I was picturing ( in my own mind) the screen reader automatically
reading the "longdesc".

Thank you for your logical viewpoint./

/That aside, I still hold the position that "title" is the only  proper
attribute to use with an "a" element ( ie; hypertext link ).

Matthew J. Giustino
mjg@giustiweb.com
Received on Tuesday, 21 December 2004 13:57:21 GMT

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