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Re: skip link breaks back button


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 17, 2014 4:50AM

On 17/03/2014 10:40, Alastair Campbell wrote:
> I'm not sure I know what you mean by doesn't work?
> If I use the webaim example, selecting back once doesn't appear to do
> anything because you followed a link within the page. Selecting it again
> does take you back a page.

If you hit back the first time, it should take you back to the top of
the document.

See for instance http://webaim.org/articles/visual/colorblind, hit the
"Designing for Color-blindness" in-page link, then hit back - normally,
this should take you back to the top, where you activated the in-page
link, but it doesn't.

I have some half-formed solution in my head involving the history API
(basically, once you hit an "enhanced" in-page link, store the current
location within the document, and if user goes back in history/hits
back, run additional script that does the exact same thing -
programmatically setting focus - in reverse to take you back to where
you clicked the in-page link).

Patrick H. Lauke

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