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Re: Hiding a link from visual browsers only


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Jun 10, 2004 8:06AM

There is a preoccupation with Section 508 "Skip Navigation".
But what we really want is the markup to reflect structure.
So marking up main topics with headers and collections of
related links with MAP will allow for advanced navigation
featues to be implemented to not only skip over navigation
bars, but go to navigation bars.

WCAG mentions skip navigation in its techniques document.

Some implementations of header and MAP navigation techniques
can be found at:



---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 09:56:25 -0400
>From: "julian.rickards"
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Hiding a link from visual browsers only
>To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
>Only recently have I seen reference to Map in relation to
navbars - can you
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