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Re: Speaking of "Skip to" links


From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Dec 14, 2004 9:57AM

1. Yes now the skip menu linkk works fine and takes
JAWS  straight to the line marked up with h2.
Ref: <A
2. An anchor with just a title&nbsp; and no visible
screen text is fine. In fact it is one of the recommended methods for
implementing the skip nav&nbsp; technique which in fact the above page
Sailesh PanchangSenior Accessibility Engineer
Deque Systems,11180&nbsp; Sunrise Valley Drive, 4th Floor, Reston VA
20191Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 E-mail: <A
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On Dec 14, 2004, at 10:37 AM, sailesh.panchang wrote:
style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
target of the skip menu link is the line :<a
name="pagecontent" href="#main" title="Main Content"></a>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 menu.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 there!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.Very useful,
Sailesh. Many thanks for taking the time to look the page over. I think we
both feel uneasy about making the target empty so I've put it back around the
<h2> as you suggested. Plus I fixed up the bogus href. If you've got
time tell me if the target still works.