lucy24 - 2:21 am on Mar 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
The title tag has been used to help identify the meaning of a linked page from the general theme of the page linking to it.
Funny. I would interpret it the other way around: the title of the linked page can reinforce-- or contradict-- ideas about the linking page's subject.
And then... What about links that have no anchor text?
#1 Highly regarded .gov or .edu page that says "for more information try these sites" and gives a bare list.
#2 List of naked URLs in a page with no content worth mentioning.
Not the same thing at all is it?
Or, for that matter,
#3 Highly regarded .edu site put together by someone who never read The Books, so anchor text says merely "this page" or (shudder) "click here".
:: still waiting for g### to wrap their brains around the idea that some "links" simply aren't links at all except in the meaninglessly broad sense of "ways to get to your page" ::