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Re: duplicate link text

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 19:32:48 +0100
Cc: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <B8A72A8F-452D-11D8-A6BA-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

The problem is that I don't scan over each link in enough detail to see 
the title - the idea is that a list of links is enough work to scan 
over as is, to get to where I am trying to go. It's disorienting if 
there's no context. (Balance that against the discussion a while ago 
that pointed out things used like the headlines at 
http://www.theage.com.au give a list like

   ...
   Some exciting headline (goes to link 1)
   More... (goes to link 1)
   Different and even more catchy one (goes to link 2)
   More... (goes to link 2)
   ...

which seems to give context in serial navigation as well as by visual 
scanning, even if not when the links are entirely alone.

Cheers

Chaals


On Sunday, Jan 11, 2004, at 19:30 Europe/Rome, P.H.Lauke wrote:

> I might be wrong, but I'd say that this is a very valid solution (and 
> one that I use extensively myself).
> The problem only arises in user agents / AT that don't 
> support/expose/display title attributes.
>
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 	From: Scarlett Julian (ED) [mailto:Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk]
> 	
> 	a site that I respect quite a lot has used the same link text to 
> point to different locations although each link has a different title 
> attribute.
> 	The owner is, I think, quite open to changing it but would like to 
> hear other people's opinions on what problems, if any,  this can > cause.
>
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