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Re: link text 2.4.4

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:03:12 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWbqvB4To0VP1=Nsmx6L-j4YMmKmUCX-RaVESYyTB2MaMQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20101014/H65 is the nearest
sufficient technique listed for SC 1.1.1. The use of the title attribute
generally comes with lots of User Agent Notes, since user agent support for
title is problematic for low vision and motor impaired users.

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM, adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>wrote:

> So, since according to
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20101014/H91 the name for an
> anchor tag can be in the title attribute, my example would not violate wcag.
> With regard to the point Detlev made about custom stylesheets or schemes,
> is this a violation or a best practice?
> Jon: the example I have is actually a link, but your point is well taken,
> and the link-cancel issue is becoming a widely used practice.
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Loretta Guarino Reid <
> lorettaguarino@google.com> wrote:
>> This would be covered by 1.1.1:
>> ** If non-text content is a control or accepts user input, then it has a
>> name <http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#namedef> that
>> describes its purpose. (Refer to Guideline 4.1<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#ensure-compat>for additional requirements for controls and content that accepts user
>> input.)
>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 4:39 AM, adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hi everyone
>>> Does 2.4.4 require there to be link text? Or, in cases where there is no
>>> link text (for instance a background image of text), a descriptive title
>>> attribute would suffice, since screen readers (at least Jaws that I know
>>> for sure) will read the title attribute when no text is present?
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