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Re: Is it ok to have many "Read more" in one page?


From: Rabab Gomaa
Date: May 28, 2012 12:27PM

Thanks Jukka for your time and your thoughts.
I also find restructuring the sentence helps too. Like the examples on http://webaim.org/techniques/hypertext/link_text.
>>> "Jukka K. Korpela" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 5/26/2012 1:02 am >>>
2012-05-25 23:22, Rabab Gomaa wrote:

> For this paragraph, where would you put the link?
> I think "information on food safety or to order free copies of this brochure" is the purpose of the link
> <p>For more information on heart awareness program or to order free copies of this brochure, visit the city hospital website at www.website.com or call 1-800-000-0000(8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday).</p>

The WCAG 2.0 rule on "link purpose" is somewhat confusing, but the
document "Understanding SC 2.4.4"
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/navigation-mechanisms-refs.html clarifies
it with examples. We do not need to artificially put a description of
the purpose into the link text. It suffices to say the purpose in prose
before the link text. The guideline refers to "programmatically
determined link context", but this is explained so broadly that it
suffices to have the text in the same paragraph.

So it is OK to turn the words "city hospital website" into a link. It
would be OK to include "at www.website.com" as well. On the other hand,
normally URLs as readable content on web pages reduce usability,
readability, accessibility, and typographic quality. It suffices to have
the URL as a value of an href attribute. Normally, text like "at
www.website.com" is just pointless when you have normal explanatory text
link; the user is expected to use the link, not to type or copypaste the

In a printed brochure, it's a different thing, but printed brochures
seldom make good web pages, and vice versa. Printed matter should be
designed separately, possibly to be generated from same content as a web
page, but differently.