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RE: link text 2.4.4

From: Adam Solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:26:59 +0200
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4ed515ea.4713cc0a.2daf.202d@mx.google.com>
So really, for 2.4.4, which requires "The purpose of each link can be
determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its
programmatically determined link context",  the background-image of text
would be called the "text" for link purpose, and the title would be
providing the programmatic name for the link. Thus, no violation, but
nonetheless a bad practice at best. 

 

From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lorettaguarino@google.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:03 PM
To: adam solomon
Cc: WCAG
Subject: Re: link text 2.4.4

 

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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