Comment: What is the difference between 2.4.4 & 2.4.8? They seem very similar.
We have reworded SC 2.4.4 to clarify its intent and to remove the term "programmatically associated". It now reads:
2.4.4 The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text and its programmatically determined link context.
where "Programmatically determined link context" is defined at http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/#pdlinkcontextdef as:
programmatically determined link context
1. Additional information that can be programmatically determined from relationships with a link; and
2. can be extracted, combined with the link text, and presented to users in different modalities.
Example 1: Screen readers provide commands to read the current sentence when focus is on a link.
Example 2: Examples of information that can be extracted, combined with link text, and presented to users in different modalities include text that is in the same sentence, paragraph, list, or table cell as the link or in a table header cell that is associated with the table cell that contains the link.