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Re: A question on bypassing a group of links

From: James Craig <wai-wg@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 13:59:58 -0500
Message-ID: <40EEEB2E.2020409@cookiecrook.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Becky Gibson wrote:

(Regarding <http://westciv.com/>)

> The skip link doesn't seem to work correctly at all in Mozilla with the 
> keyboard.

James:

I responded to Jim off list, but will reply publicly now. The link is 
actually working correctly in Mozilla and incorrectly in IE. (go figure)

The page is coded with two #content anchors. The first is <div 
id="content"> and the second is <a name="content">. Mozilla correctly 
links to the ID. Internet Explorer only links to the ID once the named 
anchor is removed. I believe the IE developers did this on purpose, for 
the same reason IE6 defaults to the IE5 box model: to gloss over errors 
by unassuming developers. As for why the next tab jumps back to the skip 
link, I don't know. It appears to be a bug in IE. Mozilla's tab order 
works correctly.

Cheers,
James

PS. BCC-ing Maxine at WestCiv in case they aren't aware of the issue.

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