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Fw: ie6, tabbing and website navigation design

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 16:44:50 +0100
Message-ID: <006401c15010$2b2c31e0$318e7bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: <site-comments@w3.org>
Cc: "charles McCathieNeville" <charles@w3.org>
Sorry to bother you but it appears you have fixed this problem with regard
to IE6 on the w3 homepage.
As the WAI homepage is apparently still broken,
about and participation don't work, news and resources do.

I'd be very grateful for some insights as to what is breaking the
functionality.
mainly for this draft: Script Techniques for Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 2.0
which is currently here:
http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/w3c-scripts.html

My previous message was:


> Might WAI & W3C need to consider rewriting their pages?
>
> forwarded from a brief thread at w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>
> Using ie6 tabbing in ie6 seems very chaotic, please try:
>
> tabbing at the wai homepage: http://www.w3.org/WAI/ or the W3C homepage
> http://www.w3.org it is very hard to
> navigate.
> Tab to an anchor link(eg about[wai], w3c technologies[w3]), press enter,
and
> tab again. not what one would
> expect.
> a similar problem is here:
> http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/w3c-scripts.html
> I don't know whether this is an insoluble problem, however I'm finding it
> very frustrating.
>
> Anybody have any ideas, the navigation works fine in lynx for instance?
> Is it a bug, or perhaps I need to adjust some setting?
> I don't know whether to report this as a bug? or how?
>
>
> graham replied:
>
> Hi Jonathan
> I can confirm the strange behaviour on the WAI home
> page.
> I would say its a bug in IE6, there may be a
> workaround in terms of how the underlying code is
> written.
> For example a tabindex attribute may help things
> along.
>
> Regards
> Graham
>
> jonathan chetwynd
> IT teacher (LDD)
> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
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>
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