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2.5.8 Pointer Target Spacing [Level AA]

Description

For each target, there is an area with a width and height of at least 44 CSS pixels that includes it, and no other targets, except when: Enlarge: A mechanism is available to change the CSS pixel size of each target, or its spacing, so there is an area with a width and height of at least 44 CSS pixels that includes it, and no other targets; Inline: The target is in a sentence or block of text; User agent: The size of the target is controlled by the user agent and is not modified by the author; Essential: A particular presentation of the target is essential to the information being conveyed. NOTE This criterion has been formulated to increase the hit-area of small targets, but the group would like feedback from providers of touch-screen devices if there is another way of forming the criteria to better complement the tap-heuristics used. NOTE Are there issues with internationalization when describing inline links? NOTE Are there issues with pop-over content overlapping targets triggering failures?

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