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2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) [Level A]

Description

Link Purpose (In Context)

2.4.4 The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general. (Level A)Understanding Success Criterion 2.4.4

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Sufficent Techniques

Note: Other techniques may also be sufficient if they meet the success criterion.

  1. G91: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link

  2. H30: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link for anchor elements (HTML)

  3. H24: Providing text alternatives for the area elements of image maps (HTML)

  4. FLASH27: Providing button labels that describe the purpose of a button (Flash)

  5. Allowing the user to choose short or long link text using one of the techniques below:

  6. G53: Identifying the purpose of a link using link text combined with the text of the enclosing sentence

  7. Providing a supplemental description of the purpose of a link using one of the following techniques:

  8. Identifying the purpose of a link using link text combined with programmatically determined link context using one of the following techniques:

  9. G91: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link AND Semantically indicating links using one of the following techniques:

Advisory Techniques

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Failures

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Notes

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