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

true, I think we are addressing links here though.

On Aug 9, 2009, at 12:33 PM, Steve Axthelm wrote:

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 17:13:51 UTC