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Re: Skip Navigation


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jul 23, 2002 7:30AM

In addition to the skip navigation bar there are two additional techniques:

1. Use headers (H1-H6) Opera supports header navigation (only major browser
that does) and that will move the tab index past the navigation bar
Test page: http:www.w3.org

2. Use the TABINDEX attribute for links. This determines the tabbing order
of links and form controls. Supported by IE 6 and Netscape 6, but not
Netscape 4.x and Opera 6.0
test page: http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/TS/html401/cp0101/0101-TABINDEX.html


At 05:05 PM 7/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>Hi Jon,
>What method does not work in Netscape/Opera? I thought the page anchor
>method worked across all standard browsers?
><a href="#content">Skip to content</a>
><!--Navigation goes here-->
><a name="content"></a>
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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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