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Re: skip navigation, anchor tags, and Netscape


From: James Merrill
Date: Feb 9, 2000 3:09PM

Interesting! I noticed the same problem when navigating through IBM's web
accessibility site at http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/accessweb with
Netscape. However IE handled the skip navigation just fine. Another
interesting note is that the skip navigation on the IBM site is a hidden
field and would only be picked up with a text reader and not visually. What
is the general opinion on hiding the skip navigation link? Are there
reasons why it should or should not be hidden?
James :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Crystal Allen < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 2:45 PM
Subject: skip navigation, anchor tags, and Netscape

>We encountered an interesting problem when using skip navigation links and
>Netscape browser. If you tab through a page and select the skip nav link
>should take you to the main content (or where ever the anchor tag that you
>are pointing to is located). IE manages to correctly use the skip nav, but
>when you select the skip nav link in Netscape it takes you to the next
>sequential link instead of the link following the designated anchor tag.
>Our theory is that Netscape just does not support anchor tags correctly.
>Has anyone had similar experience with skip nav or anchor tags?