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Re: adding title tag to text based link

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 09:43:15 +0100
Message-ID: <42D625A3.7020902@hackcraft.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Paul Collins wrote:
> Hi all, 
> If anyone could tell me their thoughts on adding a title tag repeating
> the content of a text-based link, I would greatly appreciate it. I
> realise JAWS doesn't read out titles, but I have been told it is
> helpfull for partially sighted people using a zoom text.
> This being the case though, would the text on the actual link itself
> not be enlarged? I realise titles are necessary for a further
> description of the link, but wondering whether it is necessary to
> repeat the text of the link in the title?
> EG: <a href="#" title="example link">example link</a>

IMO any browsing technology that benefits from this is flawed in not 
dealing sufficiently with the textual contents. A significant downside 
to this is it would prevent authors from using titles to indicate 
additional information about the target of the link.
Received on Thursday, 14 July 2005 08:42:34 UTC

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