[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #26551: Remove title attributes: link-template.php

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Fri Mar 20 14:11:06 UTC 2015

#26551: Remove title attributes: link-template.php
 Reporter:  joedolson     |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Permalinks    |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close         |     Focuses:  accessibility
Changes (by GaryJ):

 * keywords:  needs-patch => close


 Having chatted with Rian at WCLDN, we agree with Joe - the title attribute
 on the shortlink can be left in. It's not a hinderance to screen readers,
 and the default anchor text of "This is a shortlink" is more descriptively
 helpful than replacing that content with the post title.

 The question, from a non-accessibility view, might be whether the tooltip
 is sufficiently helpful for visual readers or not? If not, then for
 consistency with other links and to therefore match user expectations, the
 attribute should be removed.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/26551#comment:7>
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