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Glossary addition proposal for "link" (Was: Issue #832 Clear link text, etc.)

From: James Craig <wai-wg@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 10:55:51 -0500
Message-ID: <40ED6E87.9000602@cookiecrook.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Jason brought up a good point in last week's meeting that he and I have 
been discussing off list. His quoted text follows, and then our proposal 
for a solution.

Jason White wrote:

> The problem is that all the proposals say that the "destination"
> (singular) of the "link" (again singular) meets certain requirements.
> Under XLink, a link can have multiple sources and destinations, that
> is, a link can contain multiple arcs connecting sources and
> destinations. To avoid the confusion that would otherwise result, I
> think WCAG would have to say that "link" means arc, and that only
> links which are available to be activated by the user need to meet any
> requirement (excluding links that are followed automatically).

So Jason and I propose the addition of the term "link" to the WCAG 2.0 
Appendix A Glossary.

	Link refers to a hyperlink between the current document and a singular 
destination. (Here, "link" refers to a singular "arc" in the XLink 
specification.) Only links which are available to be activated by the 
user need to meet accessibility requirements. This excludes links that 
are activated automatically or programmatically.

Any comments on the wording?

James Craig

Received on Thursday, 8 July 2004 11:56:02 UTC

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