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Re: Tabindexes


From: Hoffman, David
Date: Dec 16, 2004 9:19AM

The downside is confusing the visual user when they tab to the hidden links
and lose sense of where they are. It's better because that won't happen
unless they tab beyond the visible links, but it is confusing. I don't know
how other browsers respond to tabindex=-1. If you find out, let me know!


-----Original Message-----
From: sethmr [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 11:04 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Tabindexes

On Dec 16, 2004, at 10:25 AM, david.hoffman wrote:

> Unfortunately, there are accessibility solutions that simply do not
> validate.

I agree. But I was really thinking about how that -1 value for an tab
index would work in browsers besides IE. Also, in this instance, why
isn't my solution to use tab indexes to move the drop down menu links
to the bottom of the page a good one? It feels right to me, but I look
forward to hearing why it's pain in the butt for you.

Please give it a try and let me know what you think:

Thanks for all the responses to my questions. I may be slow, but I will
get it eventually.


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