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Title attribute says document opens in new window

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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:22:11 +0000
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To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Name: Mark Rogers
Email: mark.rogers@powermapper.com
Affiliation: Powermapper Software Limited
Document: TD
Item Number: H33
Part of Item: Examples
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Title attribute says document opens in new window
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Example 2 on H33 shows the title attribute as the sole means of indicating link opens in new window. 

Title on links is not well supported - especially on mobile user agents where it's hard to see a new tab/window has opened (so problem is more severe)

The HTML 5.1 draft says:
"Relying on the title attribute is currently discouraged as many user agents do not expose the attribute in an accessible manner as required by this specification"

Proposed Change:
Remove this example, since it conflicts with another spec, and it's hard to see many cases where this would pass the success criteria.
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