[Athen] HTML coding question: anchors

Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT) sarah.bourne at mass.gov
Fri Jul 24 12:13:51 PDT 2020


I think that is a good use of anchors! I'm not sure what rule they are referring to, but it may the one that says links that are close to each other need enough space around them so you can select them easily. Anchors don't "go" anyplace - they just mark a spot so you can link to it from someplace else.

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Subject: [Athen] HTML coding question: anchors

Hello fellow ATHEN members! I'm looking for a bit of guidance related to some HTML coding related to anchors. A colleague has brought em the following issue. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

The issue we are up against is creating anchors where we think people are naturally looking for them, and the WCAG rule about multiple anchors going to the same place in close proximity to each other.

Here is an example: https://resiliency.uark.edu/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fresiliency.uark.edu-252F-26data-3D02-257C01-257Chascher-2540uark.edu-257C17677c2eabfc4b99236d08d82e4ccbe6-257C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1-257C0-257C0-257C637310254664291267-26sdata-3D4AmCqEjuh80RS1er9Kv9r81nTTU8bWwCdV88FmrcbF8-253D-26reserved-3D0&d=DwMFaQ&c=lDF7oMaPKXpkYvev9V-fVahWL0QWnGCCAfCDz1Bns_w&r=rhLenV33VPpmkT7iP0-OkUlRYw9YWn3HMLHZVP2q9y8&m=fzwOM6O_1fEFDqNW2_y0yoMvDkBymihbiSjSXB0ns8s&s=B7sDWyaOhI7wWxf0yb3LhW9gURhROp6cAfXcScPytl4&e=>. There are 6 panels on this page.

Thanks again!


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