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When I do an accessibility check of a PDF file in my Acrobat Pro DC, I get that everything passes (except for the usual check reading order and contrast). However when I run through another checker such as Commonlook Validator I get the message: Link Annotation (it is a email address), doesn't define the contents attribute. How/where do I correct this issue in Acrobat?
Link Annotations do not have a Contents attribute, as far as I can see in the PDF ISO spec (version 32000-1:2008, section 188.8.131.52). Ask them what they mean by it, exactly. Maybe they got confused with Line annotations...
It comes up when you run a check in Commonlook Validator under Accessibility - WCAG 2.1 AA. It says:
Checkpoint: Guideline 1.1 Provide text alternatives for all non-text content
Test: Alternative Representation for Links
Description: Link Annotation doesn't define the contents attribute.
The link is an email address for example firstname.lastname@example.org It does not have an underline underneath it so it just appears as text. I do have an alternate attribute for the link.
I appreciate your reply.
Link annotations do require a Contents attribute for PDF/UA compliance. It's a bit of a bear to do manually but you can run the Preflight Fix-Up in Acrobat to add this attribute, then go back in and adjust it if desired. The Fix-Up is called "Create Content Entry for Link Annotation".
This worked! Thank you.
What about for pcs?
You mean Windows computers? It works exactly the same on both platforms.