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Re: Tabindexes


From: Seth Rothberg
Date: Dec 15, 2004 4:13PM

On Dec 15, 2004, at 5:54 PM, andrew.arch85 wrote:

> The other thing I noticed was the disappearance of the tab focus as I
> tab
> through the menu - is this due to drop-down menus that are not dropped
> down
> on tabbing? This was also quite confusing. Best practice (IMHO) is not
> to
> provide keyboard/tab access to the expanded menu, but to allow keyboard
> users to just access the top level and then go to an intermediate page
> with
> the dropdown choices clearly visible. On analysis I found 55 links on
> your
> page, but far less that I could see where I was going to. This meant
> that
> "About Us" was link 27 on the page, rather than link 9 - very annoying
> and
> tedious!

Thanks for the input. So all the submenu links should have tab indexes
of -1? That's an excellent idea!