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

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Sun Apr 26 01:34:18 UTC 2015

#32095: Link Text  box in Insert/edit link
 Reporter:  Enticknap     |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:
Component:  Editor        |     Version:  4.2
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:                |     Focuses:
Changes (by nacin):

 * status:  reopened => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review =>


 I was one of the people who led the original design of the link dialog. I
 wish this is how it worked from the start.

 '''Title attributes are an edge case.''' They're bad for accessibility (as
 a reader), they're pretty useless for the writer, and the user experience
 for adding a link deserves having the anchor text front and center
 (countless other applications out there that also do this). I'm not even
 just arguing that this option shouldn't be here — I'm arguing that title
 attributes probably shouldn't be used, that they are themselves mostly

 This wasn't just a decision for mobile. It is unquestionably a better user
 experience. There is no advanced options UI here, nor should there be — we
 make decisions; we don't add options. (http://nacin.com/2011/12/18/in-
 open-source-learn-to-decide/, https://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/)

 I wasn't directly involved in the decision process for this. In fact, I
 first noticed it when I was writing a blog post a few days after it was
 added. As someone pretty intimately familiar with WordPress's UI, I
 instantly noticed something was different. But what I also noticed is it
 felt right.

 If you want to add a title attribute, the "advanced option" is the HTML
 editor. Or, use a plugin! It's cool that one exists.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32095#comment:22>
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