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[css3-speech] LC comment: Appendix B — Index: why such cryptic hyperlink text?

From: Gregory Rosmaita <gregory.rosmaita@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:19:04 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEPrdkAhuwKSW0bmHbuvaJresHv_+yS72XrVkoDdvdpvwG3yng@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org, wai-xtech <wai-xtech@w3.org>
aloha!

i find the hyperlink text used in Appendix B to be useless, especially
as that hyperlink text contains either a number or a number-sign --
what is the hyperlink text in the index intended to convey?

the hyperlink text should be as unambiguous as possible, and avoid the
repeated use of identical link text to point to different resources,
as per WCAG 2.0:

WCAG 2.0 Guideline 2.4 - Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate,
find content, and determine where they are:
* http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/navigation-mechanisms.html

2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only): A mechanism is available to allow the
purpose of each link to be identified from link text alone, except
where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general.
(Level AAA)
* http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/#qr-navigation-mechanisms-link
* http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/navigation-mechanisms-link.html
* http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20101014/G91

one means of improving the index is WCAG 2.0 Technique C7

* http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20101014/C7

which provides a means of providing disambiguating hyperlink text for
aural and/or tactile contextualization

thanks, gregory.

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