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Re: SV: Limit on the links in a page

From: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:50:33 +0200
Cc: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>, Morten Tollefsen <morten@medialt.no>, Jamal Mazrui <empower@smart.net>, Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
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To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
We should not forget that a lot of users (maybe more those without disabilities) do benefit from a page where links are where and when you need them (and that could imply a page has hundreds of links). 

Obviously it is easier for some users to only notice links when they need them. Beginning to ban (large numbers of) links could turn out to be counterproductive, and I believe the problem should be solved from a a different end (than through a ban).

Admittedly I do not have a solution to offer right away... 

Olaf


On 10 Aug 2012, at 15:07, Morten Tollefsen wrote:

> Hi, Jamal!
> 
> I agree, and we have done user tests which show the same preferences for other screen reader users.
> 
> My point is primarily that it is not a good idea to use links only because it is possible to link:-). To paste the whole document into an editor is not really the same. Some links may be very helpful or important, and I want to notice these links of course. 
> 
> - Morten
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 10 August 2012 13:51:08 UTC

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