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Re: title attributes on links

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 18:36:58 +0200
Message-ID: <CA++-QFfxu1EewTEsvQz6c_Hiu37GWU0Oq5ubUNwt-741=02vmQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Ramón Corominas wrote:

> >> - If this rule applies to any element except images, why are
> >> images an exception?
> >
> > As I explained previously alt has a distinct semantic. Thus
> > authoring conformance requirements differ.
>
> Ok, title conveys the accessible name for any element except for images
> that are not inputs because there is another attribute for that purpose.
> There is also an alt attribute for <input type="image" />, but in this case
> you can use title to convey the accessible name, because... [fill in the
> blank]
>
> Beware: title is not a replacement for alt in <input type="image" />
Without alt you will get the generic browser "Submit Query" being displayed
(in Firefox).

Harry
Received on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:37:28 GMT

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