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Meta Infos necessary in links?


From: Wolfgang Berndorfer
Date: Feb 19, 2019 8:49AM

SC 2.4.4 and 2.4.9 want link text to be meaningful in context or even alone.
Now, does link text need meta infos to be meaningful and pass the SCs like:

a) Linked document on external website ("Understanding SC 2.4.4 . [W3C]")

b) Linked documents in foreign languages ("[German] Gesetze barrierefrei")

c) Format of the linked document (PDF / Excel / .)

d) Link to an element on the same side. (screen readers announce that
technically, but no visual indicator)

H30 says no in example 6:


But what is common or your opinion to this question?