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Re: table paging


From: Priti
Date: Jan 30, 2011 10:48PM

Hi Adam,

I will suggest go with the first option since users can click on the page
number and access the page whereas in case of the second option they need
to: 1. Select the relevant page number from the drop-down & 2. Hit the Go

In case of large number of pages, a better alternative would be to provide
an edit box to allow users type in the page number. Of course one needs to
mention current as well as total number of pages (Page 1 of 500) to inform
users about the number of pages.

Hope this helps...

Thanks & Regards,
Priti Rohra
Head Accessibility Testing
Net Systems Informatics (India) Pvt. Ltd. & BarrierBreak Technologies
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-----Original Message-----
From: adam solomon [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:50 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] table paging

What is the best way to implement a simple yet accessible paging. The two
standard ways I see all over the place are:
1. set of numbers, each one a link to that particular numbered page, with
arrow links to navigate to different sets of pages.
2. dropdownlist with all the pages, and a button next to it - choose the
page number and press go.

I personally prefer the second option - simple and to the point, and easier
to markp up correctly. Yet, I am worried about a situation where there are
many pages (500) and a keyboard user would have to navigate all the way down
with arrow keys. The truth is that this is a problem even in the numbering
paging - the user would have to suffer a number of postbacks before getting
to the correct set of pages.

Any thoughts?

adam solomon
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