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Re: adding title tag to text based link

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:01:07 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200507132201.j6DM17901983@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> If anyone could tell me their thoughts on adding a title tag repeating

You meant title attribute.  HTML has real title tags (exactly one
per valid document).

> the content of a text-based link, I would greatly appreciate it. I
> realise JAWS doesn't read out titles, but I have been told it is
> helpfull for partially sighted people using a zoom text.

I'm not sure I understand this use case.  In particular, I would
say the design is broken if the text cannot be read from the contents.
My feeling is that that there is something wrong with any design
in which one would want to duplicate the content text in the
associated title attribute.

> EG: <a href="#" title="example link">example link</a>

Please don't give examples of this bad practice (common symptom
is dead links because the page only works with scripting present
and enabled and compatible with the browser).  href should always
be a vaid URL that leads to the correct place (or at least to
a page that achieves the effect of the scripting without using

In any case, are empty fragment names allowed?
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