[thelist] Link and title accessibility

Andreas Wahlin andreaswahlin at bredband.net
Mon Feb 27 03:04:05 CST 2006

A few quick accessibility best practices in a row here:
If you have a link where the link-text is exactly the same as you  
imagine the title-text to be, you should omit the title attribut right?

<a href="http://www.apple.com>Apples homepage</a>

<abbr> tags should of course be used for things such as MIT, but if  
you have a link where the title attribute is identical to the abbr  
tags title-attribute, should you still use an abbr tag or is that to  

<a href="http://web.mit.edu/" title="Massachusetts Institute of  
Technology"><abbr title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT</ 

Also, as a side note, titles such as
title="Go to Massachusetts Institute of Technology homepage"
must be quite unneccesary, as everyone knows that links go to homepages.
title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology"
Should suffice, right?


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