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Re: [techs] text euiqvalents in links

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:00:21 -0500
Message-ID: <01de01c41667$b90d36b0$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Is this a user agent issue? Should the screen readers be smart enough to
avoid repeating duplicate link text?

If we tell authors to not repeat link text in the ALT or TITLE is this for
all links or just when there are a large number of them?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>; "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: [techs] text euiqvalents in links

> I tend to prefer putting both the <img> and the text inside the anchor
> and setting alt="".  This is the best way I've found for avoiding the
> unnecessary repetion of link text in a screen reader.  (Chris notes that
> some of the methods he lists make the link audible "only twice."  That
> "only" is fine for pages that have only one or two such links; but if
> there are 20 or 30 of them the repetition becomes really burdensome-- it
> can double the length of time quired to listen to the page.
> John
Received on Tuesday, 30 March 2004 10:01:12 UTC

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