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Re: headings for links list


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: May 16, 2011 4:51PM

On 16/05/2011 22:10, Angela French wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if there is anything that indicates that a heading should be used to introduce a list of links that would reside in the content of a page (as opposed to providing a heading on a navigation menu)? I thought there was, but now that I am looking for it specifically, it eludes me.

Just wanted to mention that you're probably thinking of the made-up
extra warnings that the FAE (Functional Accessibility Evaluator) reports.


"Each ul or ol element that precedes the last h1 element and appears to
be a navigation bar should be immediately preceded by a heading element,
preferably an h2."

This is one of the many reasons why I'm very skeptical of this tool, as
it codifies the *opinion* of the authors (rather than WCAG 2.0 advice).
Yes, things like the above are marked as "Best practices", but
nonetheless impact the score the evaluator gives...which again, it has
to be stressed, has nothing to do with WCAG 2.0 per se, but with
fictitious, made-up additional criteria.


Patrick H. Lauke