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From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 13:51:05 -0600
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Message-ID: <012901c637e9$519ed830$ee8cfea9@NC6000BAK>

Good suggestion.

We also aren't using it in any but the standard way so there is no need to
define it. 

OK everyone - I am going to propose DELETING the LINK definition.

(Dave - this doesn't affect your suggestion on use of link which I also
think is good - but we have to discuss. I would like to see us doing more of
that (using common terms with generic if we need to use generic) )  


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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Christophe Strobbe
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 3:40 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: link DEFINITION

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



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