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Re: Skipping navigation tactics

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 22:53:18 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200104082153.f38LrIR08246@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> "HTML 4 provides a hook for doing this cleanly"
> Doing what? And what is the "hook?"

If I remember correctly, one can specify that an external style
sheet applies to a particular sort of media.  One can certainly
specify the media within a style sheet.  (Just checked.  Media
type can go on LINK and STYLE elements.)

That means that, to the unlikely extent, that the browser properly
implements this, one can style the link as "display: none" for visual
media and as normal for aural media.  The thread was about hiding
skip links when browsing visually.

Of course, in practice, most designers are not aware of media qualifiers
(a few may be aware of paged media qualifiers) and code blatantly visual
only styles with no qualifier.

This doesn't help when the users needs don't match the standard media
classifications or they are using a tool for the wrong media type,
which doesn't allow an alternative type to be specified.
Received on Sunday, 8 April 2001 18:06:15 UTC

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