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From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:40:23 +0100
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hi Gregg,

At 09:03 22/02/2006, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
Our definition of LINK is more than a definition.

It also includes judgments as to what the SC means.

Can we think of a way to qualify this so we don't have to say this in the 

Maybe use  "User Links"   or  "hyperlink"  or something

Here is what we have


hyperlink between the current document and a single destination.

NOTE: "Link" refers to a single "arc" in the XML Linking Language (XLink) 
Version 1.0 specification.) Only links that are available to be activated 
by the user need to meet accessibility requirements. This excludes links 
that are activated automatically or programmatically.

Unless I overlooked something, the term 'link' is not used in the success 
criteria (November 2005 public draft or 17 January 2006 internal draft).
SC 2.4.5 uses the term 'programmatic reference', and the thread that 
started at 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2006JanMar/0043.html tried 
to find a more readable term. 'Hyperlink' was seen as to closely associated 
with HTTP; but 'hyperlinks and other programmatic references' was also 



Christophe Strobbe
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Document Architectures
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