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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#37724 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

The links in the W (WordPress logo) admin bar dropdown do not have title attributes

Reported by: shelob9's profile Shelob9 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Toolbar Keywords: reporter-feedback title-attribute
Focuses: accessibility Cc:


Should have title attributes according to accessibility tester I'm looking at now.

Change History (7)

#1 @swissspidy
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Toolbar

From the accessibility coding standards section in the handbook:

Don’t introduce new title attributes to convey information. Use aria-label when you need to provide an alternate label and .screen-reader-text if you’re appending additional data.

I don't see how we'd need alternate labels for these links as they are self-explanatory in my opinion.

#2 @joedolson
7 years ago

Can you indicate what accessibility tester is providing this feedback? Situations where a title attribute is beneficial are very rare.

#3 @afercia
7 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

#4 @swissspidy
7 years ago

  • Version trunk deleted

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.

7 years ago

#6 @jorbin
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks Josh. Over the last number of releases, WordPress has made an explicit decision to remove title attributes through out core. The W3C explicitly points out that title attributes can be problematic in the HTML spec. If the tester you worked with comes back with some more information, please comment and share it. Conversation can always continue while ticket is closed.

#7 @afercia
7 years ago

  • Keywords title-attribute added
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