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Re: Interesting article of 10 million pages results for a11y


From: John Foliot
Date: May 27, 2020 7:28AM

A huge +1 to Detlev.

WCAG *NEVER *mandates techniques, it requires functional outcomes, and as
Detlev stated, there are often multiple ways of achieving just that.

As another simpler example, WCAG *DOES NOT* mandate that images have alt
text, what the specification states is that all non-text items require
textual alternatives, of which @alt, @aria-label, and @aria-labeledby are
but the *top 3*
<https://www.w3.org/TR/accname-1.1/#mapping_additional_nd_name> ways of
achieving that requirement.


On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 2:39 AM Detlev Fischer < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> >> Sean wrote:
> >>
> >> Sorry, I don't understand your comment. Are you saying menus should not
> be in the navigation or they should be
> Sean, my point was not to say that <nav> is not useful for navigation
> menus (lists of links) - it is; I was only saying that WCAG does not
> ‘require' anything precise as this article seems to imply. There are often
> several ways of meeting requirements which would PASS.
> > > > >

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