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From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Jul 21, 2004 9:56PM


I just updated a study of the problems and possibilities of skip links at
http://jimthatcher.com/skipnav.htm. The important news is at the very bottom
of that page. There is a pretty simple technique to be sure that your
in-page links work from the keyboard. Just do it like this:



This technique is less of a hack than placing the anchor in a table - a
technique used at http://WebAIM.org. The two techniques have a common
aspect. Both place the anchor in some construct with width. That seems to be
the thing that undoes/fixes the IE6 bug.


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