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Use the TITLE Attribute with Text Links

If you use text-based HTML links using the <a href='…'> tag, familiarize yourself with the TITLE attribute. The new TITLE attribute in HTML 4.0 allows you to annotate links with a description, in a way similar to how the ALT attribute works for the IMG tag. Currently, Microsoft's Internet Explorer (version 4.0 and up) and Netscape Navigator (6.0 and up) are the only widely used Web browsers that supports this attribute, displaying it as a tool tip. However, future Web browsers may use it as well. For example, audio browsers could read the TITLE attribute to know where a link goes, providing better SITE ACCESSIBILITY (B9). Although this feature is not widely supported yet, we highly recommend using it because it prepares your Web site for the future.

Here's an example of the TITLE attribute:


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