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RE: Anchor Names -- a P4 item?

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 18:15:34 -0400
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001901bfcc16$e7f80080$53fe330a@msde>
Dear Charles,

Thanks, but title is of no help -- and it's other peoples pages I want to
see fixed!

I guess I am thinking about the situation where the anchor is exposed in the
location window.  Also, I know I am not alone in my habit of browsing the
source code in many situations.

This seems like a legitimate P3 item to me, but perhaps I am alone in that

Or is this a general design issue, and therefore not in the domain of the
WCAG?  "Use sensible file names for your HTML documents" is not in the WCAG
either.  Can anyone point me to a reference (with face validity) that
includes such basics?


> -----Original Message-----
> As far as I know, anchor names are not read by anything except
> machines. If
> you want a meaningful title for a section anchor you should use the title
> attribute.
> Charles McCN
> On Wed, 31 May 2000, Bruce Bailey wrote:
>   Did "use meaningful labels for internal document anchors" not
> make it into
>   the WCAG?  For example, using <A NAME="terminology"> versus <A
>   NAME="targ12b">.
>   If so, where is it?
>   If not, isn't this a P2 or at least P3 usability issue?
>   Aren't anchor names vocalized by screen readers?
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