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Re: handling of HTML title attribute

From: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 17:18:57 +0200
Message-ID: <4135E861.4070305@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

Example:

Link Text: documentation on some topic
Advisory information: this document requires an ABC plugin

Markup according to HTML spec:
<a href="http://www.example/" title="this document requires an ABC 
plugin">documentation on some topic</a>

visual: _documentation on some topic_ [this document requires an ABC plugin]

spoken [only content]: "documentation on some topic"
spoken [only title]: "this document requires an ABC plugin"
spoken [longest]: "this document requires an ABC plugin"
spoken [content and title]: "documentation on some topic. this document 
requires an ABC plugin"


Al Gilman wrote:

> Writing the 'title' attribute for the list-of-links view and the link
> text for the GUI view is simple for the author to understand and do
> right.

So the title attribute does not contain only advisory information, but 
all required information for the link.

Markup according to you:
<a href="http://www.example/" title="documentation on some topic (this 
document requires an ABC plugin)">documentation on some topic</a>

visual: _documentation on some topic_ [documentation on some topic (this 
document requires an ABC plugin)]

spoken [only content]: "documentation on some topic"
spoken [only title]: "documentation on some topic. This document 
requires an ABC plugin"
spoken [longest]: "documentation on some topic. This document requires 
an ABC plugin"
spoken [content and title]: "documentation on some topic. documentation 
on some topic. This document requires an ABC plugin"

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