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Re: Consistent ID (3.2.4), Link Purpose (2.4.4), and Multiple Ways (2.4.5)

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 17:30:05 +0100
Message-Id: <35520366-0122-4E6C-87CF-52647FAC19F9@dorward.me.uk>
To: Chris Reeve <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 4 Aug 2009, at 16:54, Chris Reeve wrote:

> David, I do not think you understand what I am trying to do.

What you want to do is fairly clear  it is why you want to do it that  
is not.

>  I am trying to achieve WCAG 2.0 compliance with the given  
> information.

I'm trying to determine the purpose of the link. Why do you think it  
needs information about the file format and size in it? Why do you  
think that information is important enough to provide to a minority of  
users but not important enough to convince your boss to allow you to  
provide it for the majority?

If the information is important for the link purpose, then I believe  
that hiding it from users with CSS would violate the spirit (although  
possibly not the letter) of Link Purpose.

If, on the other hand, it isn't, then the other options you mention  
include simply not wasting your time putting the information in in the  
first place.

(Please keep the mailing list in the loop on this. I'm sure it has  
subscribers who are more knowledgeable about me on the subject).

David Dorward
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:30:54 UTC

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