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Link context determined by preceding heading?

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Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:54:23 +0000
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To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Name: Sailesh Panchang
Email: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Affiliation: Deque Systems
Document: UW
Item Number: Understanding Success Criterion 2.4.4
Part of Item: Intent
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Link context determined by preceding heading?
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Understanding SC 2.4.4 says contextual text may be in the heading immediately preceding the link.
But SC 80 is marked as an advisory technique
(H80: Identifying the purpose of a link using link text combined with the preceding heading element)
This appears to be inconsistent. Admittedly, only JAWS is good at announcing preceding heading without moving focus from a link.

Proposed Change:
Fix: Remove reference to 'preceding heading' for determining context in understanding doc or make H80 sufficient. 
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