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Re: Link text used for multiple different destinations


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Oct 31, 2017 2:36PM

The screen reader doesn't care where the link points. It only exposes
the link text (or rather its accessible name)
This sounds like some accessibility testing tool is being overly picky.

Angela,a when you activate these two links, do you end up on the same
page (my guess is that you do), or on two different pages?

On 10/31/17, JP Jamous < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I would presume that screen readers would not recognize them as same links.
> If the first one has a page name, the second one might have a different
> default page that has a different name. To be on the safe side, the SR would
> consider them separate URLs.
> I have not tested this. I am just thinking logically about it. You can test
> it real quickly with any screen reader though.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Of Angela French
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> Subject: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations
> If I have a link on a page that goes to
> https://domain-name/folder-name/default.aspx and one that goes to
> https://domain-name/folder-name/ are they really perceived as two different
> links by screen readers, or is my evaluation tool making a fuss about
> nothing?
> Angela French
> Internet/Intranet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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