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Re: Link text used for multiple different destinations

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From: Bim Egan
Date: Oct 31, 2017 5:28PM


Hi Angela,

Your evaluation tool is being a pedant and wrong. Both example URL lead to
the same page, therefore, there is only one destination and you *should* be
using the same link text.

I can check on NVDA if you like, there *is* a dialog but it lists the
various element types it can list, then I suppose does a sub list of your
choice. Never thought I'd say that JFW was better, but at some things it
seems a deal easier.

HTH,

Bim


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
Of Angela French
Sent: 31 October 2017 23:16
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations

I'm assuming you mean by putting the screen reader into links mode and read
a list of links? How do I do that in NVDA?
Here is my example where this is happening:
https://www.sbctc.edu/about/board/meetings.aspx. The link "About Us" is in
the global navigation at the top, and it is in the breadcrumb. I have a
number of examples like this. Our CMS formats the breadcrumb link to link
to the directory, and the CMS makes the menu link to the default.aspx page
in the directory. I cannot change either of them.

Angela French
SBCTC

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
Of JP Jamous
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Link text used for multiple different destinations

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-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf
Of Angela French
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:21 PM
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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
360-704-4316
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www.sbctc.edu<;http://www.sbctc.edu/>;

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