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Re: Comments re: Links opening new windows

From: Karl Groves <karl@karlgroves.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:30:48 -0400
Message-ID: <CABScKPArJOoNdvQNWmQrN6YbNefoTa2ZGKZKRfXrTenM8QgBBw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
To reiterate the passage you quoted:
"The association of G201, despite being an Advisory Technique, contradicts
the notion that links are not covered by 3.2.2 and only serves to confuse
the reader."

The fact that there are existing WAI-IG and internal WCAG WG discussions on
this topic serves as evidence of what I've said.



On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Loretta Guarino Reid <
lorettaguarino@google.com> wrote:

>
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Karl Groves <karl@karlgroves.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> In WCAG SC 3.2.2, the phrase "changing the setting" is very specific and
>> very clearly different from "activating" a control, which is the action
>> taken upon links. The association of G201, despite being an Advisory
>> Technique, contradicts the notion that links are not covered by 3.2.2 and
>> only serves to confuse the reader.
>>
>
>
> From Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/understanding-techniques.html>
> :
>
> *Advisory techniques* are suggested ways to improve accessibility. ...
>
> Advisory techniques are not designated as sufficient techniques for
> various reasons such as:
> * they may not address the success criterion itself, and instead provide
> related accessibility benefits.
> Authors are encouraged to apply all of the techniques where appropriate to
> best address the widest range of users' needs.
>
>
> So the advisory technique does not imply that links are covered by 3.2.2.
> The fact that it is advisory, and not sufficient, implies that links are
> not covered by 3.2.3.
>



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