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Re: Linked text in w3c-wai-ig archives.

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 09:04:28 -0000
Message-ID: <004101bf7538$2eaa6300$0c489fd4@signbrowser>
To: "Steven McCaffrey" <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
need for list of authors?
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/1999OctDec/author.html
I think Steve has a good point here.

We should have a page with just the authors names on,
(and maybe the number of articles,)
and a link to the archive of messages written by that author.


Jonathan Chetwynd
Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
education and outreach working group member, web accessibility initiative,
----- Original Message -----
From: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 8:02 PM
Subject: Linked text in w3c-wai-ig archives.

> Hello all:
> I have an accessibility question about accessing the archives by some
field (e.g. author, title, subject, thread).
> One example,
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/1999OctDec/author.html
> I expected the linked text to be the author, so when I tab from link to
link and land on the author I am interested in, a page is brought up with
messages by that author  when I hit the enter key.
> Instead, I hear "Re: ... " with no author in it at all.
> This is the subject (or thread, there's no way to determine that either).
> My guess is the author is some kind of visual heading but not a link.
> In effect, it is sorted by author only if you access it by sight but
> it is by subject when you access it by speech output using the tab key to
move from link to link.
> Can this be changed to be more natural when using a screen reader?
> -Steve
Received on Saturday, 12 February 2000 04:06:50 UTC

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