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Re: Meta Infos necessary in links?


From: glen walker
Date: Feb 19, 2019 9:47AM

From a strict checklist of AA conformance, you don't have to indicate the
extra information.

For AAA conformance, 3.2.5 Change on Request might apply. (You mentioned
2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only), which is AAA, so thought you might be
interested in other AA requirements). However, your list of meta info
examples didn't include links that open in a new window. That would fall
under 3.2.5 but your other examples wouldn't.

From a user experience perspective, your first three examples would be
great to always indicate, just make sure that if you have some indicator,
that you do it for all links on all pages, otherwise 3.2.4 Consistent
Identification would apply.

I always encourage 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) as well, even though it's

Your last example, I'm not sure if you meant in-page links or links to
other pages on the same site, but I wouldn't put an indicator on either.