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RE: Skip Navigation
From: John Foliot - bytown internet
Date: Jul 22, 2002 2:06PM
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I beg your pardon?
Even in crummy old HTML3.2 you could go:
<a href="#content"><img src="spacer.gif" height="1" width="1"></a>
<a name="content>Content here</a>
works in just about everything.....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Gunderson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: July 22, 2002 4:39 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Subject: Re: Skip Navigation
> The skip link strategy is only works on Internet Explorer. It does not
> work for Opera and Netscape. So you really need to use multiple
> to meet this 508 requirement. I suggest using headers for main
> topics and
> tabindex for the first link past the navigation bar.
> At 03:16 PM 7/22/2002 +0100, you wrote:
> >On Monday, July 22, 2002, 2:06:02 PM, you wrote:
> > > When providing a way to skip repetitive navigation links,
> must the skip
> > > navigation link be the first item on the page so that you are skipping
> > > to content and avoiding pictures, headings, etc. in addition to links;
> > > or can you place the skip navigation link right before the repetitive
> > > links?
> >It really depends on the site - what works for one might not
> work for another.
> >Personally I tend to put the skip link just below the main logo
> on a site,
> >so a
> >user would come across the site or page's name first, letting the user
> >know what
> >the content is before they can access it.
> >Of course, you can always have more than one skip link - and
> personally I
> >"skip to content" instead of "skip navigation" - the latter doesn't say
> >you are skipping to.
> >Tom Gilder
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