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RE: [#832] Clear link text - priority and acceptability of supplemental text

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 12:10:50 -0500 (CDT)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0406221208310.11476-100000@socrates.scdns.net>

> >The classic is    For information on the last equation on the exam [click
> >here].
> >
> >Where [click here] is the link.   This is not good form but it does not make
> >the page unusable.
> Yes[,] it does.

No, it does not.

Would the Working Group please rid itself of its delusion that links are
free-flowing atoms, like candies in a jar, that exist solely unto
themselves and can be infinitely reordered? Links can stand alone but are
also commonly found in sentences and within other contexts.  The example
given above is bad writing, but could not be considered inaccessible.
*Obviously* if you listen to or read the *entire sentence* you know
exactly what you're doing when you select the link.


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