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Re: navigation bars

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 13:48:30 +0200
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Sorry, I accidently sent this only to Charles:

What I really would like to have is a navigation bar that is always
available to the user at a consistent place in each page and which highlighs
the current selection. The highlighting tells the user immediately where he
is at that site (what he selected earlier) and the navigation bar what the
other higher level topics are. This is important for orienting every user.
With blind users I think it is even more important: you can directly go and
hear the higher level topics without a need to go through every link on a site.

One problem is that we need to have memory (variable) for the current selection.

The hierarchical navigation bars need a bit more thinking about all the
details, but the idea is the same.


 At 05:25 AM 11/12/98 +1100, you wrote:
>We discussed this last week and I guess it is going to come up tonight. 
>As I recall we were talking about using DIV or SPAN with CLASS="nav" and 
>TITLE="nav" as appropriate. Check the minutes for the telecon.
>If it is possible to navigate by any element (including DIV and SPAN) 
>then this should be sufficient to allow the creation of navbars that can 
>be styled at will.
>Charles McCathieNevile
>On Wed, 11 Nov 1998, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>> Is there any recommended combination of HTML and CSS elements in the Page
>> Authoring Guidelines that should be used to create WWW site navigation bars?
>> Jon
>> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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