[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4091: Remove all title attributes from navigation menu

Making WordPress.org noreply at wordpress.org
Fri Jan 25 14:39:48 UTC 2019

#4091: Remove all title attributes from navigation menu
 Reporter:  afercia  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:
Component:  General  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:           |
Changes (by GrahamArmfield):

 * status:  closed => reopened
 * resolution:  wontfix =>


 Replying to [comment:3 Otto42]:

 > Who defines "best" practices? You? Me? That other guy? There is no
 "best", there is what works and does what you want it to do. So, I need a
 real reason to work on the change. Because this has been there for over a
 decade. Show me a *reason* for change, and show what it should be changed
 to. And if your suggested change is "nothing", then yeah. not convinced
 without backing reasons for that.

 @Otto42 I think you'll find that many accessibility specialists would
 agree with @afercia on this point - that title attributes are in many
 cases superfluous, only divulge their content to mouse users, and can
 cause grief for screen reader users. Depending what you want to do with
 title attributes, there is always a better, more accessible way of doing
 it these days.

 There are a number of articles on the web concerning this. Here are two:
 * https://axesslab.com/title-texts-suck/
 * https://developer.mozilla.org/en-

 As you can probably tell, I also support this change.

 Additionally @Otto42, maybe it's a language thing, but your comments to
 @afercia come across as both aggressive and dismissive - to someone who
 has done so much to attempt to make WordPress a more accessible place -
 both for us as developers, and our end users.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4091#comment:4>
Making WordPress.org <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/>
Making WordPress.org

More information about the wp-meta mailing list