5.3. Don’t use the aria-label or title attributes on links and buttons that are already explicit

A link or button is explicit when the label alone and/or the context suffice to describe its destination or function.

For example:

  • The link “AcceDe Web Project” is explicit by nature.
  • So is a button labelled “Confirm Order”.

The aria-label and title attributes (which can be used to make non-explicit links accessible) must not be used for this type of link.

Here are some examples of incorrect use of the aria-label attribute on an <input /> tag:

<input type="submit" value="Confirm Order" aria-label="" />
<input type="submit" value="Validate Order" aria-label="Confirm Order" />

And here are some examples of incorrect use of the title attribute on an <a> tag:

<a href="…" title="">AcceDe Web project</a>
<a href="…" title="AcceDe Web">AcceDe Web project</a>


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