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RE: Should page title not convey context SC 2.4.2 (A)

From: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:35:53 +0800
To: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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HI Sailesh
I would completely agree with you and would also fail such a case.  I was also reading about the fact that the 'read more' must be programmatically linked to the surrounding text e.g. within the <p></p> or within a sentence.  That way, it's context makes it's purpose clear.  However, I still don't use 'read more' or 'click here' or similar.  I think we have to think of a link without it's context (AAA) as screen-readers regularly display the links for a page as a list.


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Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons)
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From: Sailesh Panchang [spanchang02@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, 1 December 2011 11:49 PM
To: 'WCAG'
Subject: Should page title not convey context SC 2.4.2 (A)

The Understanding doc for SC 2.4.2 says:
"The intent of this Success Criterion is to help users find content and orient themselves within it by ensuring that each Web page has a descriptive title. Titles identify the current location without requiring users to read or interpret page content".

Sometimes I see pages with title set to "Home" or "Home page" etc. with no reference to org.'s name. There is no logo / banner right below too.
There are other similar examples.
Now for instance, if I have ABC.com site open and say  also XYZ.com and both have set page titles to just "Home", then switching from one window to another really does not identify context ... though it conveys page topic as home page.

Likewise if I am on a "Read more" link placed below a heading text, say on ABC.com site for instance  the context info read out for the Read More link will be "Home" + the heading text. Home of what?
I fault such cases  saying page title is inadequate and it fails SC 2.4.2.
Certainly poor branding and poor design.
Opinions?
Sailesh Panchang
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