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Re: How Should title and label be handled when used together?

From: Martín Szyszlican <martinsz@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:28:23 -0300
Message-ID: <CAKTxXVViwgNV7wYjoGX1AWd_f+UkcuZoiOZQwbJY0cYuE3fmVg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Homme, James" <james.homme@highmark.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
What are you using the title for?
If you're using the title to give a hint to the user about how to fill the
field, I think that would better be laid out as a paragraph after the label
and before the input field, don't you think?

Martín.

2011/10/18 Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>

> Hi Jim,
> In JAWS set vervosity  option for forms to read label and title if
> different.
> WinEyes or NVDA do not seem to have this option.
> I take it the text within  the title is not required to be visible
> normally (unless moused over), as per the UI specs, right?
> Sailesh
>
> On 10/18/11, Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > As I was changing a form to make it accessible, I noticed the following:
> >
> > * If I put a label tag around a piece of text, use the for attribute, and
> > add the i d attribute to the input tag, JAWS speaks the field label text
> in
> > my label tag.
> >
> > * If I also add the title attribute, with different text, in the input
> tag,
> > JAWS speaks my title attribute, and ignores my field label text.
> >
> > I have no other screen reader to compare this with to see if it renders
> > differently. I thought that a screen reader should handle the two pieces
> of
> > text separately. Am I off base with my thinking?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Jim
> >
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