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Re: PDF Validator Failures?


From: Karlen Communications
Date: Aug 17, 2018 12:04PM

I know, I have the same errors with Tables of Content as well as with
contextual links. I don't have a good solution. I can choose to ignore them
with my own documents but am curious to know how organizations deal with

Not sure if it is a defect in what we've done with PDF/UA, the
implementation of PDF/UA by conversion tools, a problem with the
accessibility checkers or some other problem.

I also sometimes get the error that in a TOC, the <Link> Tag is looking for
unique ID's for each TOC entry. Yikes! Why didn't the conversion
tool/tagging tool do this?

Cheers, Karen

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Joseph Sherman
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Subject: [WebAIM] PDF Validator Failures?

Whenever I check PDFs using Commonlook, I always get the following errors
about link annotation.

"Parent tag of Link annotation doesn't define the Alt attribute." "Link
Annotation doesn't define the Contents attribute."

I can fix this fairly easily. But as long as the link is descriptive text,
what practical consequence does this have? The descriptive link seems to
read in JAWS and NVDA just fine without ALT on the annotation.