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RE: Which should come first - navigation OR content?


From: John E. Brandt
Date: Apr 25, 2006 8:30AM

Thank you for this reference. It's nice to see research as part of this

[1] http://usability.com.au/resources/source-order.cfm

That said, I am trying to understand what the authors means by "structural
labels." They state:

"All the participants indicated the inclusion of structural labels
identifying the different levels of navigation on a web page was useful."

In reading through the article, they comment that they have been using this
(structural labels) for some time. I've not heard of this before so I am
trying to understand what they are referring to.

In looking at the code on the page of this article, I see they have added
IDs (e.g. ID="footer") to all of the headings, unordered lists and for the
header and footer elements. Interestingly, they did not include summary
statements or IDs for the table elements.

Is this what they are referring to as "structural labels? How are these
rendered in the screen reader?

Very curious.


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine USA

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Webdesign mit CSS (O'Reilly, German)

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