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Re: About tabindex and bypassing link

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 16:19:03 -0500 (EST)
To: Ricardo Sanchez <rsv@retemail.es>
cc: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0001131540460.10010-100000@tux.w3.org>

thanks for the suggestion.

I have re-posted this to w3c-wai-gl@w3.org because that is the list for the
WCAG group, and I think it is a better place for the topic. Please delete
w3c-wai-ig from responses.

This may be a good technique, but then it becomes difficult to access the
navigation bar. It depends a bit on where the focus goes after the things
that have a tabindex.

I think it would be more useful if there was a split level of tabindex, so
that you could move through a structure like a tree. We have tried to get
something like this by using the mapo element to group sets of links. But I
am not certain and would like to have more opinions and testing.

Do people have examples of pages that use tabindex well? (I have made one
now, at http://www.w3.org/2000/01/tabindex-test if people want to tell me
what works and how).

Charles McCathieNevile

On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, Ricardo Sanchez wrote:

  I think is a good idea to includa a TABINDEX 1 in
  the begining of the page that allows jumping the
  navigation bar.
  However, I would like make it without a link
  (skip over navigation bar) in the top of the page
  The users are well informed enough because the 
  navigation bar -only text- is repating in the bottom
  and the tab order is explaining in a help file.
  I am waiting your opinions.
  Thanks in advance.

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
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