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Wording suggests that a link context is required

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:25:56 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Jared Smith
Email: jared@webaim.org
Affiliation: WebAIM
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 2.4.4
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Wording suggests that a link context is required
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
\"... can be determined from the link text and its programmatically determined link context\" seems to suggest that *both* the link text and the link context are required for determination. If a link is all alone on a page, it may have no link context and would thus make this determination impossible. Changing \"and\" to \"or\" clarifies this, but then allows the purpose to be determined by link context alone, something you do not want to allow.



Also, the word \"purpose\" is quite vague. Purpose describes what the user does with the link (click it???). \"Function\" or \"target context\" or similar may be more appropriate. At a minimum, \"purpose\" needs to be defined.



Additional commentary at http://webaim.org/blog/2007/06/27/wcag-20-polishing-the-rough-edges/#linkcontext

Proposed Change:
Suggested wording: \"The function of each link can be determined from the link text or the link text and its programmatically determined link context.\"
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