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RE: IOS Accessibility Properties Questions

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:24:36 -0700
To: "'Jim'" <jhomme1028@gmail.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <013e01d0c95a$47b1ab10$d7150130$@paciellogroup.com>
From: Jim [mailto:jhomme1028@gmail.com] 
Sent: 28 July 2015 03:54

“Hello, does the title attribute do anything visually in a mobile browser?”


No, the HTML title attribute isn’t generally supported on touch screen devices. This article has good information about the shortcomings of the title attribute, both on mobile and desktop platforms:







You would only use the iOS hint property in a native iOS app. This article from 2012 has information on how to do this:

The most common design pattern for hints on the web, is to use aria-describedby to associate hint text with a control. This corresponds to the accessible description in most accessibility APIs.


Léonie Watson - Senior accessibility engineer, TPG
@LeonieWatson @PacielloGroup

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