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Re: reply to the review of Issue ID: 2051

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:30:11 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0712111530v6e90715bv83898c8e92e84e01@mail.gmail.com>
To: "aurélien levy" <aurelien.levy@free.fr>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Although some AT such as Firevox may support the reading of the
previous or next element, the working group feels that this
relationship is too weak to provide context for a link. The goal is to
make it as predicable as possible for the user to find the necessary
context, and often the critical information is not in the adjacent
element. However, the technique could become sufficient in the future
if more AT supports it.

The use of the title attribute to provide a supplemental description
of the purpose of a link is listed in the sufficient techniques for SC
2.4.4:

H33: Supplementing link text with the title attribute


Regards,

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

On Nov 4, 2007 3:09 AM, aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> here is my comment in regard of the current review for bug 2051 :
> http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=2051
>
> I agree that if  the user have to read all the page to find the context
> it can be difficult but the reading of the previous or next element is
> actually supported by some AT (Firevox for example). And there is no
> limitation to extend that functionality to other AT since you recommend
> the validation of the DOM tree
>
> And what about the title technique I mentioned, for example :
> <div>
> <p>A British businessman has racked up 2 million flyer miles and plans to
> travel on the world's first commercial tourism flights to space.</p>
> <p><a href="ff.html" title="Read More on a British businessman has
> racked up 2 million flyer miles...">Read More...</a></p>
> </div>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Aurélien Levy
>
>
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