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Feedback on Link Separation

From: Andy Budd <andy@message.uk.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:44:41 +0000
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To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20041119/ 
Overview.html#fallback-techniques

Separate links with printable characters

I'm assuming this is to prevent screenreaders from reading out adjacent  
links as a sentence. These days it's common for people to mark-up  
navigation lists as list items, which should avoid this issue. However  
the original guidelines weren't clear on the acceptability of link  
lists.

Rather than drop the recommendation all together, a bridging strategy  
would be to have authors separate links wit printable characters if  
they aren't contained within a list (or possibly other block level  
element).

Andy Budd

http://www.message.uk.com/
Received on Friday, 11 February 2005 12:44:44 GMT

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