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Re: Depricated attribute & adjacent links

From: Ben Caldwell <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 17:29:09 -0600
Message-ID: <49AC6BC5.4060401@trace.wisc.edu>
To: jorge.fernandes@umic.pt
CC: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Hello Jorge,

Thank you for your comments on WCAG 2.0 and for your work on the Portuguese 

Your comment about align="center" is one we'll consider changing per your 
suggestion for future updates of the Understanding and Techniques documents. 
However, this is perfectly valid for XHTML transitional, which is the DTD in use 
for the WCAG documents.

Regarding your second comment, while it is still considered good practice in 
many cases, separating links with a printable character is not required by WCAG 
2.0. You are correct that there are a number of places where we've used a hidden 
vertical bar to separate links within the guidelines document, but this practice 
is limited to the navigation links associated with each success criterion. 
Including similar markup in the other places you mention would interfere with 
the readability of the sentences where adjacent links appear.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Ben Caldwell | <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
Trace Research and Development Center <http://trace.wisc.edu>

WCAG 2.0 Comment Form wrote:
> Name: Jorge Fernandes Email: jorge.fernandes@umic.pt Affiliation: Document:
> W2 Item Number: (none selected) Part of Item: Comment Type: editorial Summary
> of Issue: Depricated attribute & adjacent links Comment (Including rationale
> for any proposed change): When I translate the WCAG2.0 to portuguese I note
> that:
> 1)
> - 1 deprecated attribute: "<p align="center">[<a
> href="#contents">contents</a>] </p>"
> 2)
> - From the 680 link(s) of the page you have 14 in a adjacent position.
> Proposed Change: 1)
> You could change to <p style="text-align:center"> or <p
> class="contents_title"> and create the CSS rules in the external CSS.
> 2)
> I saw that you have a construction to avoid this <span
> class="screenreader">|</span>. You use this construction 61 times but  you
> need to cover also the 14 links remains.
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