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Re: Guideline 2.4 L2, SC2 Skip nav link

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 11:54:29 +1000
Message-ID: <16690.35029.845212.720057@jdc.local>
To: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Sailesh Panchang writes:
 > L2, SC2 Skip nav link
 > It states:
 > 2. Large blocks of material that are repeated on multiple pages, such as navigation menus with more 
 > than 8 or more links, can be bypassed by people who
 > use screen readers or who navigate via keyboard or keyboard interface. 
 > Comments:
 >  - make it five instead of eightt 
The numbers are more or less arbitrary. That's one of the problems
with guideline 2.4: it can't easily be made testable without
introducing dubitable thresholds. It also relies on the concepts of
"page", "site" etc., which are problematic; see the editorial notes.

 > - This criteria should cover  skipping long groups of links (whether repetitive or not). 
 >  This should correspond to WCAG 1.0 checkpoint 13.6 (P3).

Why should it not be at level 3 in WCAG 2.0? The only good argument
for having it at level 2 that I can think of is cognitive.
Received on Monday, 30 August 2004 01:55:04 UTC

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