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Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:18:32 -0500
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To: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>, "W" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I think David put it eloquently enough, buttons are for actions, links are 
for references.  The reason this is so confusing is that it has been miss 
used for so long.  I see it more and more for instance, in my bank, there is 
a link to submit your choice of what action to take.  on the jaws home page, 
there is a link that they call a button but which jaws its self reports as a 
link to go to the home page.  If it is a link, it should be a link, if it is 
an action it should be a button, if it is a reference it should be a link. 
I have no issue at all with a table of contents being populated with buttons 
if we are going to associate actions with them.  I think this is part of my 
issue with that dreaded word.  go, submit, any act should never be a link.

Johnnie Apple Seed
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>
To: "W" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Copywriting for Screenreaders (was Alt text for URL's)

On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 08:36:16AM -0500, david poehlman wrote:
> I was responding to bot messages.

I'm sorry, you appear to be holding a position that is contry to Andy
Budd's point, but I couldn't see any refuting of it. Could you please
elaborate on why you think he is wrong?

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Friday, 18 February 2005 14:19:01 UTC

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