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Re: WCAG versus Bobby for site review?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 14:43:46 +0100
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Message-Id: <EE7723B3-7BDA-11D7-B7DE-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

1. no, | is often used, this is not a bug.

2. why can't you use the date or post <number> ? I had a similar 
problem and eventually found a sensible way to label the items 
differently.

Jonathan

On Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at 10:50 PM, James Craig wrote:

>
> I feel I have a pretty good understanding of web accessiblity and 
> believe that my personal site conforms (for the most part) to the 
> Level Triple A guidelines of the WCAG. However, I have a few 
> questions, or "user checks" if you will.
>
> I also know Bobby has shortcomings in some areas and these are mainly 
> where my questions arise. Bobby has flagged some things that I think 
> are  non-issues though I'm particularly unsure on one of them.
>
> 1. "Separate adjacent links with more than whitespace." is flagged 
> with adjacent anchor tags even if they are not both links. I believe 
> this is a Bobby bug and not an accessibility problem. Would you agree?
>
> 2. "Do not use the same link phrase more than once when the links 
> point to different URLs." refers to WCAG Section 13.1 Priority 2 which 
> states "Clearly identify the target of each link." This is the one I 
> am unsure about. I have permanent links to each of my web log posts 
> where the link text is consistently "#" but each anchor has a unique 
> title attribute of "permanent link to post <number>". Would this 
> suffice for "clearly identifying the target"? Arguably, I could pick 
> some link text that would be moer clear, like "link", but doesn't the 
> unique title suffice the requirement for WCAG?
>
> The page in question is:
> http://www.cookiecrook.com/weblog.php
>
> I know Bobby has some bugs and that's why I list my accessibility link 
> as "WCAG compliant" instead of "Bobby approved". I just wanted to see 
> if the experts on this list had opinions on the noted issues. By the 
> way, CynthiaSays doesn't flag them.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> James Craig
>
> -- 
> http://www.cookiecrook.com/
>
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2003 09:40:39 GMT

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