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Re: Link text used for multiple different destinations

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From: Angela French
Date: Oct 31, 2017 3:06PM


The same page as our server is set to open up the default file if the directory is requested.

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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations

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.
>
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> 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?
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