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Re: title attributes on links

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 08:41:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4FBDE642.30307@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Glen Wallis <glen.wallis@gmail.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Glen Wallis wrote:
> I recently tested a site that includes images with title attributes but 
> no alt attributes. The title attribute is read correctly by NVDA and two 
> versions of Jaws.
> Does the title attribute have enough support to be considered a 
> sufficient technique?

The purpose of AT is to help their users work on the real web.  That 
means they have to reflect common abuses, and may actually not handle 
properly written HTML well, out of the box, because it is less common 
than abuses.

The fact that AT manages to make badly coded sites usable should not be 
used as a vindication for the bad coding.

David Woolley
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