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Re: technique to overcome meaningful link text

From: Johannes Koch <koch@w3development.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 20:56:34 +0100
Message-ID: <43C805F2.3090300@w3development.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

donaldfevans@aol.com wrote:
> Span works too.  We prefer B because it is 3 characters less then span.  6 characters by the time you close the tag.  When you serve millions of page views, you save every byte you can.

If this was an argument, you should never use strong, but always b; 
never code, but always tt, etc.

> But I don't agree with the premise that B is a visual element and should not be used simply because it is a visual element.

Use element types that fit semantically. The purpose of the b element is 
to make something bold, not to hide something. The span element is just 
a neutral container.

> It's a tag just like all the rest

It has a defined purpose.

Johannes Koch
Spem in alium nunquam habui praeter in te, Deus Israel.
                          (Thomas Tallis, 40-part motet)
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