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Re: Link text used for multiple different destinations


From: Karl Brown
Date: Nov 1, 2017 6:47AM

Hi Angela,

I don't think your tool is being pedantic, but alerting you to a *possible*

Technology doesn't know that the two URLs go to the same item as the href
attributes are pointing at different addresses, so to the tool is alerting
you "Hey, these two links have the same text but the URLs aren't identical,
someone needs to check to make sure this is OK". All the tools available
only alert us to possible issues.

In terms of actual compliance, if the links open the same page, the user
isn't being affected and it's not an issue. I wouldn't get into the habit
of assuming it's always going to be fine, though, especially if people
start going back to the bad old days of "click here" links.

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Swift, Daniel P. < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Side note and separate consideration - the two links are perceived
> differently through analytics (in my experience). If you are pulling
> traffic reports, you have two different "pages" to worry about.
> Dan Swift
> Senior Web Specialist
> Enterprise Services
> West Chester University
> 610.738.0589
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Angela French
> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:21 PM
> To: WebAim Forum ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )
> 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
> www.sbctc.edu<;http://www.sbctc.edu/>;
> > > at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > >

Karl Brown
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Skype: kbdevelopment

Professional Certificate Web Accessibility Compliance (Distinction),
University of South Australia, 2015