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RE: Programmatic association of generic link text

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:24:36 -0400
Message-ID: <3b0f4c0c87866d822ff9f2e7d6868ae9@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Patrick wrote]
> And worth noting that the text says "includes text that is...", meaning
> that it's not just limited to those elements/constructs listed. So I don't
> quite see a DIV being a clear failure, just because it's not mentioned in
> the example.

If the link and text were in the same DIV element and not separated by other
content - then yes it could be conformant.  However, if it was in an
adjacent DIV and there was no linkage with ARIA in my opinion it would not
conform because there would be no programmatic relationship that could
automatically be consistently determined .

There are certainly limitations on this approach - for example, having the
link and text in the same body tag would not conform.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:53 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Programmatic association of generic link text

On 04/09/2012 16:40, Jonathan Avila wrote:
> "Example: In HTML, information that is programmatically determinable
> from a link in English includes text that is in the same paragraph,
> list, or table cell as the link or in a table header cell that is
> associated with the table cell that contains the link."

And worth noting that the text says "includes text that is...", meaning that
it's not just limited to those elements/constructs listed. So I don't quite
see a DIV being a clear failure, just because it's not mentioned in the
example.

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Patrick H. Lauke
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