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Re: appropriate hypertext

From: Philip Ramsey <jamaican@colis.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 12:57:19 -0400
Message-ID: <3979D26F.954D0714@colis.com>
To: Karl Ove Hufthammer <huftis@bigfoot.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Karl,

Thank you for your clarification. Eventually, I will make my
whole web site accessible. Right now I am doing it one page at a
time as the page is updated. I realize that by making my site
accessible this way will make my site appear chaotic but at least
if I make a mistake the mistake will appear on one page instead
of site wide. Once I have perfected my skills I plan to make all
the sites I maintain for non-profit organizations here in Jamaica
accessible.

BTW, I would like to put the Jamaica Society for the Blind on the
internet but need assistance in acquiring computers (with Braille
and speak technology). The members of the society are hard
working individuals who are barely surviving at or below the
poverty level and would be ideal for testing assistive
technologies. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Philip



Karl Ove Hufthammer wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Philip Ramsey" <jamaican@colis.com>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 4:55 PM
> Subject: Re: appropriate hypertext
> 
> | If I remember correctly, the advice was: read the hypertext link
> | out aloud and if it made sense it was good.
> 
> Yes, link text should IMO work just as well as if it has just been ordinary
> text.
> 
> Example -- bad use link text:
> 
> _Click here_ to read some articles I've written about web design and palm trees.
> 
> Example -- good link text:
> 
> I've written some articles about _web design_ and _palm trees_ which you might
> find interesting.
> 
> | With IBM's HPR, you
> | would end up with "Click Here" "Click Here" "Click Here" "Click
> | Here" for the links preview, which would not made sense to
> | anyone. Following the (I think it was Kynn's) advice "Click here
> | to go to Whitehouse.com" "Click here to go to W3C.com" or simply
> | "Whitehouse.com" "W3C.com" will make sense by it's self in HPR
> | links preview. In pwWebSpeak, It will read "LINK Click here"
> | followed by the regular text, which may make sense. However,
> | using the keyboard to navigate through the page to get to the
> | different links will result in "LINK Click here" "LINK Click
> | here" "LINK Click here" "LINK Click here" which would not make
> | any sense to the user while ""LINK Click here for Whitehouse.com"
> | "LINK Click here for W3C.com" or simply "Whitehouse.com" or
> | "W3C.com" would make sense.
> 
> You can find official information from the _White House_. The _W3C_ is the
> consortium behind the _HTML Recommendation_.
> 
> Doesn't this look/sound better?
> 
> I might also mention that Opera 4 has a very nice feature, activated by Ctrl+J,
> which displays a list of all links in the document (either in the order they
> appear in the document or alphabetised). A long list of 'Click here' or 'Click
> here to access Whitehouse.gov', 'Click here to access the W3C homepage' doesn't
> look good.
> 
> --
> Karl Ove Hufthammer

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