[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31324: Admin bar "About WordPress" empty link and title attributes

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Fri Feb 13 19:23:52 UTC 2015

#31324: Admin bar "About WordPress" empty link and title attributes
 Reporter:  afercia            |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal             |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Toolbar            |    Version:  4.1
 Severity:  normal             |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui, accessibility  |
 When checking accessibility issues with automated tools, e.g. the WAVE
 Evaluation Tool, there's always, in every admin screen, one error related
 to "empty link". Finally figured out it's the "About WordPress" toolbar
 top-level link which has no text, just a title attribute.
 In the proposed patch I would propose to remove the title attribute and
 use its string as screen-reader-text.

 Removed also two other title attributes:
 'My Account'
 'Add New'
 didn't touch the Updates and Comments count ones. though the title
 attribute is a poorly implemented feature and not so useful, see #24766,
 maybe in the future a new UI feature should be used to display those data.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31324>
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