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From: Wright, Eric [USA]
Date: Jul 25, 2016 8:59AM


It seems intuitive that when working with authoring tools that allow you to create hypertext, active links should be preferred to static text URLs. The text <p>https://www.example.com</p<https://www.example.com%3c/p>> is not focusable or actionable. It basically requires a user who wants to reference that URL to understand a string of text as a URL, and then copy and paste it into a browser's address bar. That said, would it be fair to fail such a construction under the WCAG 2.0 Parsing success criteria? Is there a better way to map this failure - or am I wrong to presume it a failure?

Thanks,

Eric Wright
Lead Technologist
Mobile 802-310-9138
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