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technique to overcome meaningful link text

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 19:06:55 -0500
Message-Id: <200601130006.k0D06uYk008361@mail1.magma.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
 

I think this technique (below) could also be used for single word links like
"more" and "click here" in those instances when one word links might be
appropriate. 

 

If this is ok with the group I think we could overcome the "justified"
exceptions for meaningful links.

 

This is a proposed technique for how to create meaningful link text for SC
2.4.5. when there is an array of links to multiple versions of the same
content. I hope this overcomes the exception for arrays of links. 

 

1)       Create images of text that say "HTML", "PDF", "XML" etc.

2)       Create links from the images of text to the corresponding
documents.

3)       Create "alt text" using meaningful descriptions of the
corresponding destinations for each of the images.

I think the technique could also be written in a non-technology specific
format.

Regards

David MacDonald

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            .barriers disable them.

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