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Re: Programmatic association of generic link text

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:35:16 +0100
Message-ID: <504657F4.1030909@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 04/09/2012 20:24, Jonathan Avila wrote:
> [Patrick wrote]
>> And worth noting that the text says "includes text that is...", meaning
>> that it's not just limited to those elements/constructs listed. So I don't
>> quite see a DIV being a clear failure, just because it's not mentioned in
>> the example.
> If the link and text were in the same DIV element and not separated by other
> content - then yes it could be conformant.  However, if it was in an
> adjacent DIV and there was no linkage with ARIA in my opinion it would not
> conform because there would be no programmatic relationship that could
> automatically be consistently determined .
> There are certainly limitations on this approach - for example, having the
> link and text in the same body tag would not conform.

Of course. I'm merely pointing out that divining "only paragraphs, 
lists, etc are allowed as they're explicitly mentioned" as meaning that 
DIV is an automatic failure is the wrong approach.

Patrick H. Lauke
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