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Re: Truncated links and titles


From: _mallory
Date: Jun 26, 2015 5:01AM

On another note:
ZoomText on IE reads out titles by default.
ZoomText on Firefox... does not.

Deborah's point about titles and high magnification is also an
issue: often you need to scroll horizontally to read the full
tooltip, meaning your pointer then leaves the link, meaning the
tooltip vanishes. This has been a problem for me, but (un)luckily,
most titles in the wild are mere repeats of the (fully visible) link
text (meaning both redundant and get in the way of seeing stuff).

I have enountered (and built) instances where focus triggers the
tooltip and these help, as I can scroll around the page with the
pointer without losing focus, meaning I could read the whole long
tooltip. Even better, if it's a created element with javascript, you
now suddenly gain the options to style the tooltip-- meaning you
could constrain its width or give it better-than-browser-default


On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 12:06:39PM -0400, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2015, Steven Garvin wrote:
> >My question is then, is this an acceptably accessible solution?
> Will you be applying JavaScript to make the title appear on keyboard focus? In most browsers that does not happen automatically.
> Also, be aware that those hover states with the title attribute can be very difficult or impossible for users at high magnification. Is there a workaround for this use case? In fact, title attribute hover states at high magnification levels can under certain circumstances make a site very difficult to use, because if every point of mouse hover or keyboard focus causes a very large title pop up to appear, how does the zooming user see the rest of the page?
> Deborah Kaplan
> > > >