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Comment LC-1109

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 00:01:22 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002f01c7bfd6$259ed020$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 82:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/001f01c695f9$31b504e0$9288b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1109)

Supplemental text: I completely disagree with supplementing link text with
hidden text via CSS. If more information is required in order to understand
the link, then it should be available to everyone, not just people who use
screen readers

Proposed Change:

Remove this Technique

Response from Working Group:

The description of this technique indicates that this is an appropriate
technique when information is already provided in the surrounding context
but is needed as part of the link text to interpret the link text when it is
displayed out of context. The supplementary text would be information that
is already available to all when the link is read in context.
Response from GSW:
Yes but that assumes that people who cannot access the context of the link
can access the hidden information, which is not the case for magnifier
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 14:01:36 UTC

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