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

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 11:27:55 -0400
Message-ID: <D9ABD8212AFB094C855045AD80FB40DD033FBA22@1wfmail.watchfire.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

I don't know enough about non-European languages to know if this is an
issue, but it strikes me that making requirements about noun phrases and
verb phrases may not be internationalizable. I would suggest that that is
too specific and we should focus on a description of good link text that is
general enough to be useful in various situations (and of course testable).
Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yvette P. Hoitink [mailto:y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl]
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 5:16 AM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Issue #832 Clear link text, etc. (action item)
> 
> 
> 
> Hello list,
> 
> [requiring noun phrases instead of verb phrases in link text]
> 
> I don't think we can require noun phrases instead of verb 
> phrases. Sometimes
> the action is what makes the distinction between two links. 
> For example,
> consider these links:
> 
> "View item A"
> "Edit item A"
> "Delete item A"
> 
> If you ban verb phrases, what should the noun phrases be for 
> these links?
> Constructs like "deletion of item A" only make the text more 
> complex and
> _less_ accessible.
> 
> Yvette Hoitink
> Heritas, Enschede, the Netherlands
> E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
> WWW: http://www.heritas.nl
> 
> 
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