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No accessibility-specific issues noticed for links. I found the difference between <link> vs <a> and <area> elements confusing, as well as the fact that some content impacting this section was located in the "inline markup" section. I also found it problematic that link types can be extended merely by editing a wiki, as I don't think the process provides enough assurance that the material there is quality, in spite of the procedures outlined in the spec. However, I don't think these issues are specific to accessibility.