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Re: Link Purpose, 2.4.4, and Meaningful Sequence

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 11:02:13 -0500
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Message-Id: <96515E6F-3692-45D1-947D-F6CCD32DF38A@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Chris Reeve <chrisreeve15@yahoo.com>

Hi Chris

   The WCAG working group meets every two weeks.  At that time we take  
up items that have been prepared by group members out of our worklist.  
Your questions have been added to the list and will be addressed in  
their turn.   I'm afraid the working group's charter is to work on the  
guidelines and support materials.   But we are not set up to be a  
consulting organization.    We welcome questions where the support  
materials for WCAG are not clear -- and we look at each and every one  
to see if an wording in the support materials needs to be adjusted or  
added to make the materials clearer.

We are NOT able to give advice to people on how to make their web  
pages or sites conform.   There are many good consultants and  
materials out there on that topic.  In order to not show favoritism or  
refer only to those people we know - WCAG  does not make  
recommendations for who to see.  But what I would do is ask around and  
see who respects whose work - and then select one.

Several of your questions are in the category where we are looking at  
them to see how we can improve the support materials.  As these are  
completed we will both send you the result and change our support  

Other of your inquiries were of the type -  how do I do this?  We  
refer you to the Techniques documents -- or to consultants as above.   
It is not that  we wouldn't like to respond to every query, but we  
simply cannot.    Too many, and we are only volunteers working on this  
in addition to our full time (and double time) jobs.

I hope you understand.

Continue to send in queries where you think the current documentation  
has errors or is unclear.   Also, if in working with consultants you  
come up with new techniques that are not currently documented,  please  
(everyone) write them up and send them in so we can include them for  


WCAG Co-Chair

On Jul 10, 2009, at 10:46 PM, Chris Reeve wrote:

> I have a page that has a link. The link goes to a different page.  
> The second page is an image with an alt tag.  The first page is the  
> title of the link.
> Does this pass 2.4.4?
> If not, what can I do to pass 2.4.4?
> I also asked a question about Meaningful Sequence for letter- 
> spacing. This has not been answered yet.

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