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Re: Clarification on COGA technique for Identify Purpose

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:29:04 +0000
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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On 18/01/2019 10:49, Joshue O Connor - InterAccess wrote:
> Hi all,
> In the Examples section of the success criterion 'Identify Purpose' - it 
> is suggested that the 'The links in the navigation of a website are 
> marked-up so that users can add their own icons' but seems to be no 
> steer on how this is done. [1]
> Does it imply the use of some other semantic that describes the 
> container widget of the links? Or a role for the links themselves? If 
> native HTML semantics are not sufficient its seems to be there should be 
> an explanation of why.
> What am I missing?
> Thanks
> [1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/identify-purpose.html

Well, the idea is that users would either have an extension (which I 
don't believe exists yet, for chicken-egg reasons) or custom-written 
user styles (and a way to add them to each page - not a feature native 
to most browsers anymore nowadays, so also via an extension) to do this. 
In the case of custom styles, something that specifically targets 
microdata/aria landmark attributes and adds a custom image as a 
background or similar. At least that's my understanding.

Patrick H. Lauke

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