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Re: title attributes on links

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 10:13:51 +0200
Message-ID: <CA++-QFe0xzPEGc75ogxENmUfn7=VexGnit_uR4A9VZ5FUn4UYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Glen Wallis <glen.wallis@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Ramón Corominas wrote:

> Which makes me wonder why it is acceptable (and even promoted) to use the
> title instead of a <label> for form controls. Don't we have techniques to
> hide labels preserving their accessibility?

Who and why would anyone want to promote a non-accessible technique?
'label' is an essential navigation mechanism for people using all kinds of
AT, as I observed, once again, while testing software with a Dragon user.
'label' is even more important than 'alt'!!! While I can describe the
contents of an image in the content, or even use the 'title' attribute,
without losing functionality, whereas without the 'label' attribute I have
reduced functionality and reduced mobility.

Failure to use 'label', if it is not already so, should be a Level A
Received on Monday, 28 May 2012 08:14:25 UTC

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