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Re: Why would link title = link text?

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 00:55:58 +0100 (BST)
To: Bill Mason <w3c@accessibleinter.net>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0304010052340.1721-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Bill Mason wrote:

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

Sounds to me like following a rule by rote.  It's pretty usual,
especially in cases where a rule is (or is seen as) pointless,
which may be the case here.

Is there an accessibility checker that complains at any link without
a title attribute and won't let you shut it up?

Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 31 March 2003 18:56:03 UTC

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