[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32095: Link Text box in Insert/edit link

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#32095: Link Text  box in Insert/edit link
 Reporter:  Enticknap                |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request          |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:
Component:  Editor                   |     Version:  4.2
 Severity:  major                    |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion needs-patch  |     Focuses:

Comment (by Otto42):

 > We require the Title attribute on links to meet legal AODA (Ontario,
 Canada) and WCAG requirements

 Neither of those standards requires title attributes on links. WCAG 2.0
 actually recommends against it.

 The title attribute technique is described by WCAG 2.0 here:

 Note this text in the description:

 > Because of the extensive user agent limitations in supporting access to
 the title attribute, authors should use caution in applying this
 technique. For this reason, it is preferred that the author use technique
 C7: Using CSS to hide a portion of the link text (CSS) or H30: Providing
 link text that describes the purpose of a link for anchor elements.

 Basically, WCAG actually says not to use the title attribute, but to use
 hidden text via CSS or provide better link text.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32095#comment:51>
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