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Re: [#899] Separate links with printable characters

From: Gez Lemon <gl@juicystudio.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 23:05:42 +0100
Message-ID: <008001c49526$d15f0de0$1900a8c0@juicy.com>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi Joe,

I wrote:
> > Because of the number of variables in output, it would be impossible for
> > a content developer to ascertain for definite that two adjacent links
> > would not occur at a line break in free flowing text, so I would like
> > to see this guideline kept in WCAG 2.

Joe replied:
> It was and will forevermore be a user-agent issue. Any sequence of
> characters delimited with <a href=""> and </a> is unambiguously a link.
> The Web author has used the specification correctly. It's not the author's
> problem that some imaginable but rare edge case would make two links hard
> *but not impossible* to distinguish.

Point taken, but would it not be useful for level 2 success criteria, in
particular 1. a?

<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#conformance>

> additional facilitation of user agent based accessibility

Best regards,

Gez

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