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RE: Example of multiple skip links

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 16:41:31 -0500
To: "'Joe Clark'" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001701c45afd$37ae6be0$6601a8c0@JTCOM2400>

Joe:
<quote>
> Is it valid HTML to have an anchor with href which is the ID of a <div>?
Of course!
</quote>

Well I admit I didn't know that. There!

Joe
<quote>
> (Remember, "work" means tab to the skip,
> then enter, then tab again and see if input focus is where it should be.

That latter is a question of accesskeys and user-agent handling, is it 
not?
</quote>

NO, it has absolutely nothing to do with access keys. Is it a question of
user agent handling? Sure. But I have been arguing for a couple of years
(and I explained to you in Austin a year and a half ago) that there are
critical problems with in-page links used from the keyboard in the browser
that most people use. They are critical problems in the sense that in-page
links often just do not work from the keyboard. Are you going to dismiss the
problem because these links should work? Or maybe that they work in the
browser that you use? 


Jim
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