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Dlinks, Re: character codes and repeated link phrase questions

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 01:14:59 -0500 (EST)
To: Jamie Mackay <Jamie.Mackay@cultureandheritage.govt.nz>
cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org '" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101240111240.25945-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi Jamie,

In general I reckon this is an error on Bobby's part - D-links are a de-facto
standard since people have been very slow to get around to implementing
longdesc. I would keep using them if I were you, although I would add the
same link as a longdesc for the img elements (there are some browsers that
can handle it now). I wuld also use a title to give the explanation of what
the D-link is about, and make that specific to each image.

(Interesting content, too <grin/>)

cheers

Charles McCN

On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Jamie Mackay wrote:

  I get a P2 error from Bobby telling me: 'Do not use the same link phrase
  more than once when the links point to different URLs'.  The examples it
  refers to all relate to my 'D' links which point to the same page but with
  different anchors for each image, eg:
  desc.htm#baxter
  desc.htm#mason
  Is this an error with Bobby, or something  that can/should be worked around?
  Here is the page in question:
  http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/dnzb_exhibs/lit/index.htm

  Thanks
  Jamie Mackay
  Web Editor
  Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  New Zealand
  ph 64 - (04) 471 4022
  email: jamie.mackay@mch.govt.nz
  http://www.mch.govt.nz
  http://www.nzhistory.net.nz


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