Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Generating title for "link" element
Indeed, it is important. Currently a title attribute is automatically generated on the <a> element for a cross reference when the target element of the link has a title. The title attribute in the link is the title of the target.
I'm not clear that this customization to copy the link element's text into the title attribute should be the default behavior. It was my understanding that the title attribute was meant to add information about the target of the link. It would seem to me that copying the text of the link into the title attribute is not useful for that purpose. I mean, the text is present in the link element, and would be read by the screen reader. Duplicating that text in the title attribute would be redundant, wouldn't it?
I'm curious what others with experience in accessibility requirements think.