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RE: Skip Nav and the <link> tag

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From: Jim Thatcher
Date: May 12, 2004 7:59AM


Julian, I haven't checked more yet, but wanted to raise the issue of what it
means for an in-page link to "work." I think that means that when you follow
the link (enter or click on it), visual focus changes to that point (duh) -
BUT it also means that keyboard focus changes too. So the next tab after
activating the in-page link should take you to the first link AFTER the
target of the in-page link. This is broken generally in IE6. It seems that
if the target is an empty link (Yuk) (<A href="content" name="content></A>)
it always works in IE 6. Sometimes when the target in a table cell it works
(true on my site, http://jimthatcher.com). But in flat text, in-page links
don't work for tabbing. I have for years pointed to http://acb.org as an
example of a visible skip link - it is one of the first. Try if, it doesn't
work in the sense defined here.


Jim
Accessibility, What Not to do: http://jimthatcher.com/whatnot.htm.
Web Accessibility Tutorial: http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm.



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Subject: RE: Skip Nav and the <link> tag


OK, now it is getting really wierd. First of all, I presented the wrong
link, it should have been http://jrickards.ca/portfolio_websites.php#content
which I couldn't get to work but strangely, a link to a div further down the
pages, http://jrickards.ca/portfolio_websites.php#thorneloe, does work.


I don't think it is a coding issue but I am curious as to why it doesn't
work.


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Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690



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> Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 8:31 AM
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> Subject: RE: Skip Nav and the <link> tag
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jim Thatcher [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> >
> > I just tried <a href="content">Skip to content</a> with a
> target <div
> > id="content"></div> in IE 6 and to my surprise it works.
>
> Weird because it didn't for me - I used my personal site
> (http://jrickards.ca/portfolio.php) and the Skip to Content
> link should go
> to <div id="content"> but although it works in Opera and Moz,
> it doesn't in
> IE6.
>
> Jules
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> Julian Rickards
> Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
> Publications Services Section
> Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
> Phone: (705) 670-5608
> Fax: (705) 670-5690
>