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Re: title attributes on links

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 10:35:00 +0200
Message-ID: <4FBF4434.1010607@ramoncorominas.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi, Steve and all.

Yes, I know the technique, but I still on't understand well why the 
title is valid to calculate the accessible name in the case of form 
controls, but it is not valid to calculate the accessible name in the 
case of images. Why is it a "last resort" for images but a "sufficient 
technique" for form controls?

This makes me think that this is not a consistent behaviour for an 
attribute. If @title is not intended to convey the accessible name, it 
should work the same for any element, maybe as a "last resort", but not 
as a recommended technique. There are other techniques that work without 
relying on this "last resort" option, so why should we recommend this?


Steve said:

> The title attribute is a suitable method to provide an accessible
 > name for a control in limited circumstances

and also:

> the title content [in images] is used as a last resort for
 > calculating the accessible name
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