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How Should title and label be handled when used together?

From: Homme, James <james.homme@highmark.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:48:49 -0400
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AB5137F7193A8D49A42CA31303E3FDD5802E90B0@EXMB1.highmark.com>
As I was changing a form to make it accessible, I noticed the following:

* If I put a label tag around a piece of text, use the for attribute, and add the i d attribute to the input tag, JAWS speaks the field label text in my label tag.

* If I also add the title attribute, with different text, in the input tag, JAWS speaks my title attribute, and ignores my field label text.

I have no other screen reader to compare this with to see if it renders differently. I thought that a screen reader should handle the two pieces of text separately. Am I off base with my thinking?



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