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Re: PDF Validator Failures?


From: L Snider
Date: Aug 17, 2018 1:31PM

Interesting that you mention the TOC issues. I find that is happening in my
Mac Word 2016 (insiders fast) using lastest Acrobat DC way more now than
before. It is driving me mad, because I thought that the convertor would
handle it automatically. I also tested it on PC, and it also did this, when
there was no reason for it, as I was using the proper TOC.

Would love to know more about how the alt for the link tags came about, in
terms of why it was mandated? From what I remember researching about a year
ago, I think there was some consensus that it was done because people
weren't using descriptive link text (which in my experience can be
difficult to achieve especially if the document is digital and to be



On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Karlen Communications <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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
> this.
> 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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> From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of
> Joseph Sherman
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 1:05 PM
> To: 'WebAIM Discussion List' < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> 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.
> Joseph
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