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

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:37:32 +0100
Cc: www-style@w3.org, wai-xtech <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <87C12A74-40E1-45E0-9543-295568B436D6@gmail.com>
To: Gregory Rosmaita <gregory.rosmaita@gmail.com>
Hi Greg, just a quick response to let you know that the Working Group is looking into how to improve the links generated in the document index. Thank you for raising the issue. As it applies not only to CSS3-Speech, but to every CSS specification that contain an automatically-generated index, I don't think this is a blocking issue for this particular CSS Module. Kind regards, Dan

On 1 Oct 2011, at 04:19, Gregory Rosmaita wrote:

> 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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