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Re: Skipping navigation tactics

From: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 17:11:46 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010408001146.12211.qmail@web10003.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Davey Leslie <davey@inx-jp.org>
Cc: Kelly Ford <kelly@kellford.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I am not really in favour of hiding the link, have a
look at this page.


I can't find the skip links in the html, it may be
there but that's one of the problems, it becomes
harder to test.

I like what they do on the HTML Writers Guild site,
putting the skip links on the top right rather than
the top left, it's easier to ignore then for people
who don't want/need to use it.

   Charles McCathieNevile  wrote: Yes. I am a visual
user, but have problems from time to time withusing
amouse. So hiding things too much is annoying. (On the
other hand, things comeup in the tabbing order, so as
long as there is a focus that is clearlyvisible I know
I have hit a link and just need to check the status
bar tofind out what is going on. I guess that's less
cool if you're usingmagnification. Any
thoughts?chaalsOn Wed, 21 Mar 2001, Davey Leslie
wrote:I wonder if hiding the "skip links" from graphic
browsers--which I've doneon 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 folkswho can't use a mouse? Isn't the "skip
links" useful for them?Just wondering...Davey Leslie--
Charles McCathieNevile
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