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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:01:19 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Greg Gay
Email: g.gay@utoronto.ca
Affiliation: UofT ATRC
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 2.4.4
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: 
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I would agree that if context gives meaning to otherwise non-meaningful link text, the link text should not need its purpose to be programmatically determined, unless programmatically determined includes a test that checks for contextually rendered meaning (i\'m guessing this might require human testing). An example might include news items in which the title, in addition to some non-meaningful link text (e.g. “more”), are provided in sequence when moving through the links on a page. In this case the meaning of “more” can be determined by a human tester through a linked title that appears immediately before the more link.

Proposed Change:
At level A the guideline might read: “The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text or through the link\'s immediate context”
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