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Re: Consistent ID (3.2.4)

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 07:50:55 +0100
Message-ID: <4A77DA4F.20309@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Chris Reeve <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Chris Reeve wrote:
> Please take a look at 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/G197, example 
> 3. Can a contact link still pass 3.2.4, if the text link is hidden?

I'm not sure what you are trying to say, although I suspect you are 
trying to comply with the letter, but not the spirit.

You cannot rely on links being hidden as you should not assume that CSS 
will be honoured, and CSS should not be used to affect meaning.

In some countries, hiding a contact link from users would be illegal, 
for commercial sites, under Busines Names legislation, and the lack of 
good contact information is always a warning of a dodgy business on a 
commercial site.

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 06:51:34 UTC

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