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Re: Long URLs in HREFs

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From: Mark Rew
Date: Oct 30, 2002 2:12PM


Yes, These long urls will be a problem for Jaws. It would be more meaningful
to put descriptive text in a alt- attribute. Maybe, copy what is in the
title= attribute.

Thus, you will have something like:
<a href=http://www.longurl alt-"title info" title="info">...</a>

The alt= attribute can also be used with an <img> element.

Mark

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From: "Rachel" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 2:48 PM
Subject: Long URLs in HREFs


> 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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