Verify title is the label.

Rule ID Control 9
Definition Verify that the title attribute content serves as an appropriate label for the form control, and not only as a tooltip.
  • When the title attribute is used for tooltips, it often uses more words than needed to label a form control for users of assistive technologies.
  • Use aria-label to provide a shorter label to users of assistive technologies if the title attribute content is determined not to be an optimal label.
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Required)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
WCAG Success Criteria

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Forms
Scope Element
Target Resources textarea, select and input elements
  • input
  • select
  • textarea
  • The preferred technique for labeling form controls is to use the label element and its for attribute to reference the id attribute value of the form control element.
  • An alternative technique is to use the label element to encapsulate the form control element.
  • In special cases, the aria-labelledby attribute can be used on the form control element to reference the id(s) of the elements on the page that describe its purpose.
  • In special cases, the aria-label attribute can be used on the form control element to provide an explicit text description of its purpose.
  • The title attribute will be used as the last resort to provide a label for the form control.
Manual Checks
  • If the title attribute is the labeling technique of last resort, use other form labeling techniques.
  • Reserve the title attribute for tooltips if they are needed for your form.
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