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RE: Skip Navigation

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From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jul 23, 2002 7:20AM


JF,
The graphical view will scroll to the linked item, but not all browsers
move the tab indexing to the first link past the internal link (e.g. the
navigation bar being skipped).

Test page:
http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2002-02-REHAB711NC/sect508/sect508-web.html#main
Opera 6.0 does NOT move the tab index past the navigation bar (but using
the header navigation will, the S and W keys)
Netscape 4.x does NOT move the tab index past the navigation bar
Internet Explorer 6.0 does move the tab index past the navigation bar
Netscape 7.0 does move the tab index past the navigation bar

Jon


At 05:01 PM 7/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>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.....
>
>JF
>
>
>
> > -----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
> > techniques
> > to meet this 508 requirement. I suggest using headers for main
> > topics and
> > tabindex for the first link past the navigation bar.
> >
> > Jon
> >
> >
> > 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
> > >prefer
> > >"skip to content" instead of "skip navigation" - the latter doesn't say
> > >*where*
> > >you are skipping to.
> > >
> > >--
> > >Tom Gilder
> > >http://tom.me.uk/
> > >
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
MC-574
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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