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Re: where should be the default focus on search resultpage?


From: Egan, Bim
Date: Dec 21, 2006 3:00AM

Hi again Shri,

With regard to the focus on any page, please just leave it to the users browser. If you use mechanisms to force focus to any other element, this may confuse the site visitor and could create a difference between the page focus and a screen reader's focus, which would certainly confuse screen reader users.

Why have you chosen H3 as the heading level for Search Results on the Search Results page? What other headings are there? Obviously the beginning of the results must have a structured heading, but it should be part of a logical heirarchy. So if the H3 Search Results heading is subordinate to logical H1 and H2 headings it would be correct, but choosing H3 as the level without being part of the page heirarchy would be incorrect.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,