[uf-discuss] Re: Precise Expansion Patterns

James O'Donnell jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk
Sun Dec 16 03:04:23 PST 2007

On 16 Dec 2007, at 04:28, Paul Wilkins wrote:

> <span class="duration" title="PT2M23S">2:23</span>
> With this it is not possible to prevent the title from being used by
> screen readers and other people who hover their mouse over the time
> value. The title is purely to provide machine readable information
> that is not humanly presented.


JAWS (and, I think, WindowEyes also) reads titles on links,  
abbreviations and form controls. <span> should be safe if you want to  
hide the contents of the title attribute from a screenreader.

Span seems a more pragmatic choice to me, since title on <span>  
supplements the enclosed text, whereas title on <abbr> replaces the  
enclosed text. As someone else mentioned, for a lot of these cases we  
want to annotate a piece of text with computer-parsable information.


Jim O'Donnell
jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk

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