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Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Public Working Draft of May, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 21:43:23 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0711032143i508ef1exc9fe48287a3cda76@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jaakko.Vilen@nordea.com
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Jaakko Vilen,

Thank you for your comments on the 17 May 2007 Public Working Draft of
the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the May draft, and will be
publishing an updated Public Working Draft shortly. Before we do that,
we would like to know whether we have understood your comments
correctly, and also whether you are satisfied with our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
us by 19 November 2007 at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org to say whether
you are satisfied. Note that this list is publicly archived. Note also
that we are not asking for new issues, nor for an updated review of
the entire document at this time.

Please see below for the text of comments that you submitted and our
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http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/, and may
also include links to the relevant changes in the WCAG 2.0 Editor's
Draft of May-October 2007 at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20071102/

Thank you for your time reviewing and sending comments. Though we
cannot always do exactly what each commenter requests, all of the
comments are valuable to the development of WCAG 2.0.

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

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Comment 1: higher priority for the user him/herself to be able to
detect where the link leads to
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007Jun/0063.html
(Issue ID: 1981)
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Original Comment:
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(Issue ID: LC-712)

Regarding the reply to my comment on WCAG 2.0.

I must say I am somehow confused with the SC numbers, and cannot
recall how they were earlier.

I am satisfied with the respond that SC 2.4.4 is level A, but would
still request a higher priority for the user him/herself to be able to
detect where the link leads to. Many assistive technology users do not
know how to use their devices in the best way, and generally
descriptive link texts is a very good way to improve usability. Level
AAA criteria may be overlooked too lightly.

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Response from Working Group:
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To help clarify, you may review the April 2006 version of the WCAG 2.0
draft (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html)
and compare. While the working group agrees with you that descriptive
link text can be very useful, such requirement is not applicable in
some situations. For example, some situations call for spelling out a
URL to the audience instead of using link text. The current separation
of 2.4.4 and 2.4.8 present a balanced separation.
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