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Comment Type: TE
Comment (including rationale for proposed change):
Even after reading the \"Understanding...\" document, the difference between SCs 2.4.8 and 2.4.4 is very subtle and needs to be a lot clearer.
N.B. any link where the link text alone indicates its purpose will already meet SC 2.4.4.
Reword, along the lines of:
2.4.8 The purpose of each link can be programmatically determined from extra information related to the link.
We have reworded both SC 2.4.8 and SC 2.4.4 to clarify the differences. They now read:
2.4.4 The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text and its programmatically determined link context.
2.4.8 The purpose of each link can be identified from the link text.
where "Programmatically determined link context" is defined as:
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.