Re: How did the summary attribute become part of HTML 4.0?

On 2009-08-08 Leif Halvard Silli <> wrote:

>David Poehlman On 09-08-08 11.49:
>>On Aug 7, 2009, at 8:16 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>>But it has been pointed out to me that only expert AT users
>>>access the @title information.
>>I would just want to record here that it is no longer necessary
>>to be an expert at user to access title, it's only necessary to
>>use a mac with voice over and the jurry might be out on whether
>>that means you have to be an expert but my thinking is no.
>The source I pointed to - one blind authoring and AT usage expert -
>told me that sighted Web designers erroneously (when compared to how
>things work "in the wild") thought that the @title attribute was very
>important to use in order to create accessible (for AT users) Web
>pages. Only power users make any use of @title - the same source told.
>(This seems to be a common gotcha story to tell non-AT experts, btw.)

Jaws handling of @title is contextual. For instance Jaws will 
announce @title on form elements by default in some situations.



Steve Axthelm

Received on Sunday, 9 August 2009 16:33:49 UTC