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Re: Speaking of "Skip to" links


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Dec 14, 2004 8:37AM

The target of the skip menu link is the line
<a name="pagecontent" href="#main" title="Main
That anchor has a title and no visible linked text.
When I hit enter on the skip menu link with JAWS, it takes me exactly to that
line. It&nbsp;&nbsp;appears&nbsp; to sighted users as surrounding the next line
&nbsp; marked up with h2. The h2 line is not the target of the skip
So I see no problem at all with JAWS. Perhaps if
you make the line with the h2 the target of the skip menu, the focus will go
Another observation:&nbsp; Although there is a
#main as a target in the above line of code, I could not find a name="main" on
the page.Hope this is useful.
Sailesh PanchangSenior Accessibility Engineer
Deque Systems,11180&nbsp; Sunrise Valley Drive, 4th Floor, Reston VA
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> I'm working on a site template that has a "skip to" link that's
acting> funny when my friend tests it in JAWS 4.5. The problem is that
when she> chooses the "Skip Menu" link it takes here to the area right
around the> target, not the target itself. I'd appreciate it if some
folks would> take a look at my code and/or report their experience with
the page in> JAWS.>> The link comes up early on page and is
called "Skip Menu." It's> supposed to take you to an <h2> header
which contains the text "What's> New". Is there something I've done wrong
in the code (I hope so) or is> this something that JAWS is doing on its
own?>> The page is: <A
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