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Re: Do buttons need to follow 2.4.4 or 2.4.6?

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:23:28 -0700
Message-ID: <4E39BC50.9010604@oracle.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

> Sailesh:
> Well if the link at the end of a form  appears like a link to everyone, that's fine. But when it is coded as a link but styled to look like a button such that  people identify it as a button, then there is a problem and it fails SC 4.1.2 because the role is not conveyed right by coding the UI element as a link.
>   It should be coded as a button INPUT type=image or the like. Buttons can be discovered quickly too as they are distinct from links while navigating with AT. I always flag this as an SC 4.1.2 issue.
> I have brought this up to WCAG-WG attention more than once perhaps  also by public comments suggesting it be listed as a failure.
> As stated in my last email, I agree with Loretta that inadequate labelling  is a SC 1.1.1 issue.
> Sailesh
>
James: Are you suggesting that all iconic links such as <a><img 
src="appraisal_start.png" alt="Start Appraisal Process"></a> are 
violating 4.1.2? Or are you stating that only if the link looks like a 
button (this is very subjective) then it should be a violation?
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