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Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Draft of April 2006

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 16:35:22 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0705171635q42229cdci647dcc0a0fe33151@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jaakko Vilen" <jaakko.vilen@nordea.com>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Jaakko Vilen ,

Thank you for your comments on the 2006 Last Call Working Draft of the
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/). We appreciate the
interest that you have taken in these guidelines.

We apologize for the delay in getting back to you. We received many
constructive comments, and sometimes addressing one issue would cause
us to revise wording covered by an earlier issue. We therefore waited
until all comments had been addressed before responding to commenters.

This message contains the comments you submitted and the resolutions
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Public Working Draft at http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/.

PLEASE REVIEW the decisions  for the following comments and reply to
us by 7 June at public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org to say whether you are
satisfied with the decision taken. Note that this list is publicly

We also welcome your comments on the rest of the updated WCAG 2.0
Public Working Draft by 29 June 2007. We have revised the guidelines
and the accompanying documents substantially. A detailed summary of
issues, revisions, and rationales for changes is at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2007/05/change-summary.html . Please see
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ for more information about the current review.

Thank you,

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

Comment 1:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/20060605125842.BFCEC47BA5@mojo.w3.org
(Issue ID: LC-712)

Part of Item:
Comment Type: TE
Comment (including rationale for proposed change):

I am doing a thesis study on electronic banking accessibility, and
have found that the link texts should be clearly descriptive alone.
The links are practically the most important element of most pages,
and this criterion should therefore be given priority level 1. In
electronic banking applications the same applies especially to
(submit) buttons.

Proposed Change:

The Success Criterion 2.4.5 should have priority level 1.

Response from Working Group:

We assume that this comment pertains to SC 2.4.8, "The purpose of each
link can be identified from the link.", rather than SC 2.4.6 (formerly
SC 2.4.5, "Titles, headings, and labels are descriptive.").

SC 2.4.8 is at level AAA because of the potential usability problems
introduced by requiring that the link text alone be sufficient. For
instance, in a table of links, repeating the table header information
in each cell makes the table much more difficult to use.

The basic requirement that assistive technology be able to determine
the purpose of the link is covered by SC 2.4.4. This success criterion
has been moved to level A.
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