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I am evaluating for accessibility problems. Please note, this is one of these Virtual Host Sites were multiple urls and redirected to the same code base. (example I get a number of these type errors:

Error in line 475 at character 128: (Accessibility->WCAG 2.0 (Level A)) The link text "Exercises" has already been used to link to a different resource ( If more than one link on a page shares the same link text, then those links should point to the same resource to avoid user confusion. If two or more links refer to different resources but share the same link text, then specify unique values for the "title" attributes of each "a" element to distinguish the links. Visit for more information. [A, 1.1.1; H30] [A, 2.4.4; H30] [AAA, 2.4.9; H30].

In this case, I believe at least one issue is a bug. Both the links point to One link is in the menu and one link is in the sidebar on the right. I do not have the knowledge about accessibility to talk about having the same link multiple times, but, the "same resource" warning is off.
One link is
<li class="menu-item menu-item-type-taxonomy"><a href="">Exercises</a></li>
This is the other
<li class="cat-item"><a href="" title="View all posts filed under Exercises">Exercises</a></li>

Perhaps for accessibility, I should have the same title="View all posts filed under Exercises". for both links.

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Post by Albert Wiersch »


I'm sorry for the delay.

Technically those are different links because one ends in a slash and one doesn't. If you make them both end in a slash or both not end in a slash then it should fix the accessibility error. Typically, if this is referencing the default file in an "exercises" folder on the server then the link should end in a slash.

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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