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Re: adjacent multiple image links

From: Makoto UEKI - Infoaxia, Inc. <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:57:16 +0900
Message-ID: <CAF9hGuZ=Yr7zXahgLwqRhVTKfMs9=dZSP6hK+QEtXwdKcDVGCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Thank you very much for your response.

> An approach like H2 would definitely be best practice for this situation, to
> avoid redundant links for blind or other keyboard users. Note that H2 is not
> required, that is, it is not a failure if the author does not use H2. H2 is
> an advisory technique for SC 2.4.4 and 2.4.9, and it is sufficient for SC
> 1.1.1 because the text provides the text alternative for the image.

Do you mean that the following case would meet SC 1.1.1, 2.4.4 and 2.4.9?

CASE 1:
<p>
<a href="xxx.html><img src="xxx.png" alt="WCAG 2.0"></a>
<a href="xxx.html>WCAG 2.0</a>
</p>

CASE 2:
<p>
<a href="xxx.html><img src="xxx.png" alt=""></a>
<a href="xxx.html>WCAG 2.0</a>
</p>

CASE 3:
<p>
<a href="xxx.html><img src="xxx01.png" alt="WCAG 2.0"></a>
<a href="xxx.html><img src="xxx02.png" alt="WCAG 2.0"></a>
</p>

CASE 4:
<p>
<a href="xxx.html><img src="xxx01.png" alt="WCAG 2.0"></a>
<a href="xxx.html><img src="xxx02.png" alt=""></a>
</p>


- Makoto

2012/1/27 Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>:
> On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Name: Makoto Ueki
>> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
>> Affiliation: WAIC (Japan) / Infoaxia, Inc.
>> Document: TD
>> Item Number: H2
>> Part of Item: Applicability
>> Comment Type: general comment
>> Summary of Issue: adjacent multiple image links
>> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
>> H2 title reads "Combining adjacent image and text links for the same
>> resource". There can be a case that there are two a elements with img
>> element which have the same href attribute and the same description, and
>> they are adjacent. For example, One has image of text and the other is
>> iconic photo.
>>
>> Proposed Change:
>> Will H2 also be applied to this case? In other words, do authors have to
>> put those images together in one link?
>>
>> WAIC needs to clarify this in order JIS to harmonize with WCAG.
>>
> ================================
> Response from the Working Group
> ================================
> An approach like H2 would definitely be best practice for this situation, to
> avoid redundant links for blind or other keyboard users. Note that H2 is not
> required, that is, it is not a failure if the author does not use H2. H2 is
> an advisory technique for SC 2.4.4 and 2.4.9, and it is sufficient for SC
> 1.1.1 because the text provides the text alternative for the image.
> Combining such image links into a single link is recommended but also just
> advisory for WCAG. We have not made any change to the techniques because
> advisory techniques are low priority to maintain, but hopefully this
> guidance helps you coordinate with JIS.
>
> 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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