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Re: Re: CONSISTIENT ID, MULTIPLE WAYS, & LINK PURPOSE (2.4.4), ON FOCUS, AND ONINPUT

From: Richard_Userite <richard@userite.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 21:32:53 +0100
Message-ID: <7E5DF04ECC3242A79ACD04CB101A1FE2@dimension>
To: "Chris Reeve" <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Why do I need to post the full link with the type of file since it is not my document and not on my server?

If you link to a document that is not an HTML document then you should specify the document type, regardless of where the document is. Users don't care if the document is on your server or on Mars. The reason you always need to provide adequate link text is that assistive software can read the links on a page "out of context". This is a great help to blind users who cannot skim a page with their eyes to get an initial overview. Without these assistive tools (listing heading and links) blind people have to read every single word on the page starting from the top all the way down to the bottom as one long mystery monologue.

However if you link to a HTML page then you do not need to specify anything about the format because that is the default format for the web <G>. If the HTML document that you are linking to has links to non-html documents that is for the owner of that page to sort out.

Richard
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chris Reeve 
  To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:13 PM
  Subject: Fw: Re: CONSISTIENT ID, MULTIPLE WAYS, & LINK PURPOSE (2.4.4), ON FOCUS, AND ONINPUT




        --- On Wed, 8/5/09, Chris Reeve <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com> wrote:


          From: Chris Reeve <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com>
          Subject: Re: CONSISTIENT ID, MULTIPLE WAYS, & LINK PURPOSE (2.4.4), ON FOCUS, AND ONINPUT
          To: "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk>
          Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 4:45 PM


                Why do I need to post the full link with the type of file since it is not my document and not on my server?

                --- On Wed, 8/5/09, David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk> wrote:


                  From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
                  Subject: Re: CONSISTIENT ID, MULTIPLE WAYS, & LINK PURPOSE (2.4.4), ON FOCUS, AND ONINPUT
                  To: "Chris Reeve" <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com>
                  Cc: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "Richard_Userite" <richard@userite.com>, "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
                  Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 4:05 PM




                  On 5 Aug 2009, at 17:00, Chris Reeve wrote:


                          Has anyone made any new progress on my status for the fact I am only trying to achieve 




                  My previous statement stands. If you want help from me, then keep the mailing list in the loop (you now appear to be trying to create your own mailing list via the CC field that consists only of people who have responded to one of your messages) and answer the questions I ask about your data.


                  -- 

                  David Dorward
                  http://dorward.me.uk

               

       
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