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Re: Alternative to the Title attribute in Links


From: Devarshi Pant
Date: Aug 26, 2017 5:04PM

That's a fine technique. Title attribute complements the link text in this

On Aug 25, 2017 15:53, "Sarah Jevnikar" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Hi again,
I've come across the use of the Title attribute to provide extra
information for links, but have read in several places that this is a bad
idea. I can't seem to find any alternatives though (on Google, anyway).
What else would achieve the same goal? would it be a matter of just
changing the link text? Is Aria label a better way to go? Would that work
for non-SR users as well? I'm conscious of the fact that most are not.

The code I'm looking at is thus:

<a href="/en/home?order=field_data_holding&amp;sort=asc" title="sort by
Data Holding" class="active">Data Holding</a> </th>

Except with NVDA and IE 11 (I'm testing with JFW, Chrome, IE, Firefox and
iOS), I'm hearing "Data Holding; sort by data holding", which is what I'd
hope to hear.

Thanks again,