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- Using 'title' attribute on form fields
- Stanimir Stamenkov
January 27, 2010, 8:58 am
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How is the usage of 'title' attribute on form fields usable and
Given a form field has an associated <label> it seems to me the
usage of pretty much redundant 'title' text (duplicating the label)
somewhat annoying as it usually causes the appearance of tool-tip
when moving the mouse over the field, and would be much more
annoying to me if used on all form fields which otherwise have
What's your opinion, when is the usage of 'title' attribute on a
form field appropriate, or is its usage appropriate all the time?
Re: Using 'title' attribute on form fields
Stanimir Stamenkov wrote:
Some accessibility advocates favor it strongly. In general, it's useless, or
worse: authors rely on it in conveying some essential information - which
will thereby be missed by the vast majority of users.
In addition to being an unreliable way of saying anything, that feature
(which is to most users the only way they can observe the title attribute
value) is very clumsy: small font, short duration of display.
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