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RE: breaking up links

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 12:46:38 -0500
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD0300397@WDCROBEXC01>
To: "'Jamie Mackay'" <Jamie.Mackay@cultureandheritage.govt.nz>
Cc: "'WAI Interest Group (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
One very easy thing to do is to end each link with a period.  Make sure that
the "." is outside of the ending </A>
This is technique is subtle enough that it won't degrade your visual
presentation, but can make quite a bid of difference to screen reader.  I
know some authors even go the extra step of putting periods at the end of
each <LI> but then using CSS to render the punctuation invisible.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Jamie Mackay
> Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:27 PM
> To: WAI Interest Group (E-mail)
> Subject: breaking up links
> Simple question I gues, but has anyone got a good way for 
> breaking up lists
> of links? 
> I just want to list 6 navigation links one under the other on 
> the front
> page. According to the guidelines I need to have more than 
> just a <br> or
> <p> and they suggest using a numbered list to break up the 
> links. However
> this solution would not be appropriate for what I am trying 
> to achieve (and
> it seems very anti-usability to unecessarily impose order on 
> navigation). 
> I guess another option is the old single pixel gif (with 
> blank alt="" of
> course), but this seems like a backward step to me, and goes 
> against the aim
> of separating formatting from content.
> Any suggestions welcome
> Jamie Mackay 
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