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Re: Comments re: Links opening new windows

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:17:53 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWY6SGDsqimLMfL7_AyXGA9RvO_MdM92zYrFxiHT2psMYg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Groves <karl@karlgroves.com>
Cc: "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 6:43 AM, Karl Groves <karl@karlgroves.com> wrote:

> In WCAG SC 3.2.2, the phrase "changing the setting" is very specific and
> very clearly different from "activating" a control, which is the action
> taken upon links. The association of G201, despite being an Advisory
> Technique, contradicts the notion that links are not covered by 3.2.2 and
> only serves to confuse the reader.

>From Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria
<http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/understanding-techniques.html> :

*Advisory techniques* are suggested ways to improve accessibility. ...

Advisory techniques are not designated as sufficient techniques for various
reasons such as:
* they may not address the success criterion itself, and instead provide
related accessibility benefits.
Authors are encouraged to apply all of the techniques where appropriate to
best address the widest range of users' needs.

So the advisory technique does not imply that links are covered by 3.2.2.
The fact that it is advisory, and not sufficient, implies that links are
not covered by 3.2.3.
Received on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 15:18:21 UTC

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