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Re: w3 uses same anchor text - different landing pages?

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:26:43 +0100
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Hi Ganesh,

At 06:11 10/03/2010, Ganesh J. Acharya wrote:
>Why is the W3.org having "Archive" as anchor text for different 
>landing pages? Also, it is observed that the "title" element is 
>different in all the similar anchor text. Isn't this an accessibility problem?
>Seen at <http://www.w3.org/>http://www.w3.org/

The "Archive" link for the news items is always in the same paragraph 
as the date, so the date is in the "programmatically determined link 
context" of the "Archive" link, according to the definition in WCAG 
2.0: <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#pdlinkcontextdef>. So the intent 
of the codes is probably that the link context tells you that the 
archive link takes you to the specified date in the archive.
The definition of "programmatically determined link context" is used 
in success criterion 2.4.4 - Link Purpose (In Context).
It would be nice to have the title of the news item as part of the 
link context, but that depends on screen reader support for the title 
attribute (not element) on links.

Best regards,


>Ganesh J. Acharya

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