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From: Ben Lobo
Date: May 18, 2004 9:52AM


Does anyone know if there are any 'official' reasons not to link to named
anchors points in separate documents? Some of my colleagues think it's not
safe because it can disorient users when the link goes from one document to
somewhere in the middle of a different (and possibly very long) document.


While I can see that this is true, I can't find any literature or guidance
regarding whether or not this is considered an accessiblity issue. My
feeling is that, as long as I can provide clear navigational aids and make
it as easy as possible for users to get back to the target's origin, it
should be permitted.


Ben Lobo
Programmer
http://www.adaptivetechnologies.com