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Re: Alternate means of conveying color-coded information


From: ben morrison
Date: Mar 19, 2007 10:40AM

On 3/19/07, Mary < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I recently saw the following assertion: the "title=" attribute is accepted practice for providing accessibility support and provides users with information as an alternative to the use of color.
> While I do not claim to have deep accessibility knowledge or insight, I've been working with web accessibility for a few years now and this is new to me. I would very much appreciate comments about this practice from this list.

As far as I know, the title attribute isn't read by default unless its
on form elements where it can be helpful. So I would say that using it
to convey meaning would be bad practice.

Ben Morrison