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Comment LC-1108

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 00:02:23 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003201c7bfd6$4abac850$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 81:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/001f01c695f9$31b504e0$9288b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1108)

TITLE attribute: Recent research has discovered that screen readers differ
in how they read the TITLE attribute and some assistive technologies, such
as magnifiers usually can't access the information at all.

Proposed Change:

Remove the TITLE attribute technique or specify that it is not supported on
a variety of assistive technology

Response from Working Group:

We have added more user agent and assistive technology limitations in their
support for the title attribute. The working group would like to see better
user agent support for the title attribute, but feels that this should
remain a sufficient technique while efforts to improve user agent and
assistive technology support are made. It has been made an advisory
technique for SC 2.4.8, where the link text itself must be sufficiently
descriptive without depending upon the title attribute content.
Response from GSW:
Thank you for addressing my comment. I do agree that this is partially a
user agent problem however I cannot foresee a time where magnifiers can
support this kind of code.
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