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From: Rachel
Date: Oct 30, 2002 12:58PM


I'm evaluating a dynamically generated site that has
really long cryptic-sounding URLs inside all the links
on the pages. Example: A
HREF="main.jsp?BT_CODE=ANNOUNCE&BLURB_GEN_NBR=104036&TT_CODE=D"

Is this an issue for screen readers? Will the screen
readers read the long URLs out loud? Is there a way
for the screen readers to skip over reading these long
URLs? I'm concerned about major screen readers like
Jaws, WindowEyes, HomePageReader.

In this case, the title of the link (what the A HREF
wraps around) is much more comprehensible than the URL
target of the link.

Thanks
Rachel

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