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Re: Skipping navigation tactics

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 08:38:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: Davey Leslie <davey@inx-jp.org>
cc: Kelly Ford <kelly@kellford.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104070836110.12573-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes. I am a visual user, but have problems from time to time withusing a
mouse. So hiding things too much is annoying. (On the other hand, things come
up in the tabbing order, so as long as there is a focus that is clearly
visible I know I have hit a link and just need to check the status bar to
find out what is going on. I guess that's less cool if you're using
magnification. Any thoughts?


On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Davey Leslie wrote:

  I wonder if hiding the "skip links" from graphic browsers--which I've done
  on a couple of sites with the invisible gif trick--is really a good idea.
  I'm starting to have second and third thoughts about it. What about folks
  who can't use a mouse? Isn't the "skip links" useful for them?

  Just wondering...

  Davey Leslie

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