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JAWS and relative positioning


From: St
Date: May 30, 2006 1:40PM

Hi all,

I've just noticed a weird behaviour:

On http://www.parisweb2006.org/ we're using position:relative in a few
places to nudge blocks a bit to the right (accessibility bar) or a bit
to the top (navbar).

I put up the site and because I wanted to do things right I of course
tested it in JAWS 5, and everything was fine.

But then I tested it this week with JAWS 6.2 and 7, and the link list is
desperately short. It doesn't seem to be able to extract the
relatively-positioned links in the page.

I've done some testing and it seems that he problem really lies with
relative positioning, and I can't begin to understand how *that* would
be a problem in the first place!

What do you think? Is this something anyone's already stumbled upon?