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Re: @title's relation to accessibility

From: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 21:17:52 +0200
Message-Id: <p06240680c3035e655298@[]>
To: public-html@w3.org

At 07:56 +0100 UTC, on 2007-09-04, Dave Pawson wrote:

> On 04/09/07, Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl> wrote:


>> To be honest, I don't even see the universality aspect of @title. Making use
>> of an element or attribute to specify its meaning is 'just' about semantics
>> isn't it?
> How about semantics that are helpfully leveraged for many users?

Sure, semantic authoring is useful to all users (provided they use UAs that
convey those semantics in a useful manner). That's the point I'm trying to

> My liking is that I can tell if it's a PDF at the end of the link

IMO @type is more appropriate for that. It could be made user-friendly throgh
CSS. See <http://www.euronet.nl/~tekelenb/WWW/userfriendlierhyperlinks/> and
<http://webrepair.org/strategy/certification/requirements#req21>, where the
idea is that for an authoring tool it will often be dead easy to provide the
proper @type with <a>.

But yes, for many other situations @title can provide useful 'extra'
information to all users.

Sander Tekelenburg
The Web Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 19:21:38 UTC

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