[thelist] Oops! sent last one before I was ready!; WAI validation

bill bill at first-encounter-design.com
Fri Oct 14 22:22:35 CDT 2005

Hi there,

Trying to validate my page for WAI validation, I received the message below.

 13.1 Clearly identify the target of each link. 
• Rule: 13.1.1 - All Anchor elements are required not to use any of the
defined link phrases in the link text. 
o No Anchor elements that use any of the defined link phrases in the link
text were found in document body.
• Rule: 13.1.2 - All Anchor elements are required not to use the same link
text to refer to different resources. 
o Failure - Anchor Element at Line: 70, Column: 14

I followed the links to W3C to try to figure out what it meant and comparing
the examples with my offending html section (further done this page) didn't
shed any light for me regarding the error they were talking about. This
makes it difficult for me to fix :-/

This is the entire div where the referenced error is located:

<div id="footer"> <p><a href="index.html" title="This goes to the first
encounter design home page">home</a> &brvbar; <a href="services.html"
title="This leads to a list of my services">services</a> 

(Here is the error (Line 70)):
 <a href="portfolio.html" title="go to my portfolio page">portfolio</a>
&brvbar; <a href="resources.html" title="go get further
    &brvbar; <a href="contact.html" title="This will lead you to my contact
information">contact</a> &brvbar; <a
href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer">valid xhtml</a> &brvbar; <a
href="">valid css</a><br />
    Copyright &copy; 2005 Bill Scheider, First Encounter Design</p>
  </div> <!-- end of footer -->

Any help is very much appreciated. And are there any 'plain language'
explanations or tutorials on WAI guidelines? I sometimes (such as now!) have
a hard time understanding stuff on the W3C site.

Bill Scheider

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