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From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Jun 28, 2016 6:25PM


> In the site, they have used hyperlinks were it should have been buttons. For example, there is a print link that lauches the browser's print functionality. Under which criteria does it fail WCAG?

Many people would say that it does not fail WCAG -- some say it does. I suppose if it looks like a button you have a case to argue for SC 1.3.1 Information and Relationships -- but arguably this issue is problematic for all users as you really don't know what's going to happen when you click a visual link or button as some designs use them interchangeably.

Jonathan



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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Bruno Girard
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:28 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Use of hyperlinks instead of buttons

Hello group,

I am auditing a site right now. I've been looking throught WCAG criterias, techniques and failure but I haven't found the answer to my question yet.

In the site, they have used hyperlinks were it should have been buttons.
For example, there is a print link that lauches the browser's print functionality.

Under which criteria does it fail WCAG?

Thanks
Bruno