[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #24766: Title attributes galore. They serve no useful purpose.

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Thu Jul 18 02:32:54 UTC 2013

#24766: Title attributes galore. They serve no useful purpose.
 Reporter:  karlgroves             |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Accessibility          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch 3.7-early  |

Comment (by sabreuse):

 24766.diff] is a first pass at cleaning up most of these, with the
 following exceptions:

 * the_author_posts_link() - deprecated, so not much point in updating
 * rss.php - deprecated
 * wp_fullscreen_html() - this occurence is the tooltips on each of the
 editor buttons; in this case, I feel they're true tooltips and not just
 interface clutter, especially for some of the more cryptic editor icons
 * get_adjacent_post_rel_link() - this function is used for search metadata
 in links in the html head, not in the body
 * _walk_bookmarks() - the title on bookmarks is opt-in, and is not
 rendered (even as an empty attribute) unless the user has chosen to fill
 it in on each individual bookmark. For that reason, it seems to me more
 like a title tag that was deliberately added to user content.
 * get_image_tag(), the_shortlink() - in both cases, the title is passed to
 the function as an argument, and both functions are used in plugins. We
 can't change the function calls without breaking things, and I don't feel
 right leaving the args totally unused without at least a look at what a
 better design might look like.

 Bonus round! I found a few more title attributes that weren't included in
 the original list.

 * two instances in wp-login.php
 * get_archives_link()

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