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Comment LC-1110

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 23:59:09 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002d01c7bfd5$d63e60e0$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 83:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/001f01c695f9$31b504e0$9288b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1110)

Click here: Please clarify whether or not this SC allows for link text such
as "Click here" and "more".  If so this SC should be rewritten to outlaw
this ext

Proposed Change:

Clarify or rewrite SC

Response from Working Group:

SC 2.4.4 allows for link text such as "Click here" and "more" as long as the
purpose of the link can still be determined from programmatically determined
context such as the enclosing sentence, paragraph, or list item. We have
added such an example to How To Meet SC 2.4.4, to clarify that they are
permitted. However, the Intent section of How To Meet SC 2.4.4 has been
changed to encourage authors to make the link text as meaningful as
Response from GSW:
If this is the case then the intents and benefits section needs to be
rewritten as it is peppered with benefits that are reliant on the pure link
text being comprehensible (eg. tabbing from link to link) not the link text
and its surrounding content.
In addition to this I still believe that WCAG2 should outlaw "click here"
and "more" links.
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 13:59:21 UTC

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