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RE: Issue #832 Clear link text, etc. (action item)

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 12:55:15 -0500
To: "'Ineke van der Maat'" <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000009494240@spamarrest.com>

Hi Ineke,

Actually, James' recommendation does conform to the W3C tip if I read it
correctly.

At level 3 he says recommend full text (no verb phrase)

AT level 1 he says 'must at least have more than verb phrase available
programmatically' 

 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Ineke van der Maat
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 12:19 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Issue #832 Clear link text, etc. (action item)


Hello James,

You wrote:
> Begin HTML.
>
> <a href="foo" title="Top Story">Read more.</a>
> <a href="bar" title="Another Article">Read more.</a>

This is not what I can read in
http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/noClickHere :

In this page I can very clearly read:
We do not recommend putting verb phrases in link text.

When a screenreader can spring von link to link and in every link is
written "read more", so what do you understand/remember after hearing
this 4 times? You know exactly what the links are about si you can make
a clear choice?

I would urge to write clear linktext as adviced in above url as level 1,
also because this is showed as tip of the day when a page validates in
the w3c-validator.

Greetings
Ineke van der Maat
Received on Friday, 2 July 2004 13:55:17 UTC

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