W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > October to December 1998


From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 11:39:50 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19981223113920.009be3e0@host.igs.net>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I too have had a difficult time coming up with a practical example for
using TABINDEX in a FORM.  I have to design a very complex and poorly
ordered form to make TABINDEX useful, and it seems much easier to just
design the form well from the start.

However, I have started using TABINDEX to provide the user with a way of
easily skipping over any NAVIGATION bar or advertising links that may lurk
at the top of my pages.   I generally assign TABINDEX=1 to what I feel is
the most important link on the page (quite often the "Next Page" link), and
go on from there as systematically as I can.  Usually the last "n" tab
stops correspond to the standard nav-bar (or nav-bar text alternative) links.

Happy holiday season to all,
Chuck Letourneau

At 22/12/98 07:24 PM , you wrote:
>It seems to me that providing a tabindex which runs coutner to the flow of
>the page may be fairly disruptive. Thoughts?
>--Charles McCathieNevile -  mailto:charles@w3.org

Starling Access Services
 "Access A World Of Possibility"
  e-mail: info@starlingweb.com
   URL: http://www.starlingweb.com
    Phone: 613-820-2272  FAX: 613-820-6983
Received on Wednesday, 23 December 1998 11:40:00 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 23 October 2017 08:02:39 UTC