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Keep 2.4.4 as a Level-A Success Criterion.

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Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:08:40 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Mary Frances Laughton
Email: Laughton.MaryFrances@ic.gc.ca
Affiliation: Government of Canada
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 2.4.4
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Keep 2.4.4 as a Level-A Success Criterion.
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The Government of Canada (GoC) feels strongly that requiring that the link purpose (context) be associated with a hyperlink remain a Level-A Success Criterion.  While fully cognizant that the ability to render link-text or link-metadata apart from its context is a user-agent feature – and thus not necessarily ought to be a driver for content-markup techniques, we feel that enough people use the link-list features of their user-agents to warrant keeping this Success Criterion at Level A.  The GoC feels it is necessary to remind the WCAG that a primary aim of the Guidelines is to inform page authors how to make CONTENT more accessible.  We feel that meaningful link purpose in context benefits enough end users to maintain this at Level A. The GoC also recognizes that there are some cases where context might be immediately ascertainable and where repetitive link purpose text might be needlessly redundant (e.g. in tables of links).

Proposed Change:
No change – leave as Level A Success Criterion.
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