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Why would link title = link text?

From: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 14:50:31 -0800
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I keep running into this and today I just couldn't hold the question in 

Why would you bother setting the title attribute on an <a> tag to the same 
value as the link text of the <a> tag?

Example: just about every link on http://www.firstgov.gov/

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
Received on Monday, 31 March 2003 17:50:41 UTC

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