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Re: [#832] Clear link text - priority and acceptability of supplement al text

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 16:08:40 +0200 (MEST)
To: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <27052.1087913320@www42.gmx.net>

(Excuse my 'satellite post'.)

> is it not a barrier to use of the web if clear links are needed from
> a cognative point of view?

No, since link clarity allows users to assess where they can go. (Good
design always allows the quick evaluation of system state and options.)

You should not mix up apparently limited freedom to name links and the
responsibility to show what you have to offer, be it a link or something
else. Don't waste your user's time by letting them puzzle over a 'secret top
link'.


Regards,
 Jens.


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Jens Meiert
Interface Architect (IxD)

http://meiert.com/
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