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From: Sandy Clark
Date: May 11, 2004 7:09AM


I recently got a question from someone who is trying to figure out whether
their parent site is using something correctly.


<link rel="skip to content" href="#page-content" title="Jump to this page's
content" /> <link rel="skip to navigation" href="#page-navigation"
title="Jump to this page's navigation links" />


And respectively in the body:


<td valign="top" rowspan="2" id="page-content"></td>
<td valign="top" id="page-navigation"></td>


They referenced an article found here
http://www.wats.ca/articles/extendinglinkrelationships/53


The problem as I see it is that in some (albeit limited) testing, I found
that neither Home Page Reader nor Lynx even acknowledges that these things
exist. While they show up in Mozillas Site Navigation Bar I don't think it
is a truly accessible situation.



Does anyone have some comments or insights on this? I want to make sure I
give people asking me questions good information.


Thanks


Sandy Clark