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Re: ie6, tabbing and website navigation design

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 09:04:31 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20011004085911.07034c20@localhost>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
This has already been reported to wai-site-comments.

Unfortunately, the implementation of tabindex in many other browser 
versions is problematic; we tried many different implementations of 
tabindex on the page, and they created additional problems in some browser 
versions.

We can look into it more, but I don't believe there is a simple solution of 
adding tabindex to the page.

- Judy

At 08:42 AM 10/2/01 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>There doesn't seem to be a bug that I can find in the pages, so I suspect IE.
>A tabindex might help.
>
>Just as a side comment there is an address for site feedback at the W3C Home
>page and at the WAI home page, and that's a better first place to comment I
>think.
>
>Chaals
>
>On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>
>   I don't know whether to report this as a bug? or how?
>   In any case might WAI need to consider rewriting their pages?
>
>   graham wrote:
>
>   Hi Jonathan
>   I can confirm the strange behaviour on the WAI home
>   page.
>   I would say its a bug in IE6, there may be a
>   workaround in terms of how the underlying code is
>   written.
>   For example a tabindex attribute may help things
>   along.
>
>   I wrote:
>
>   Using ie6 tabbing in ie6 seems very chaotic, please try:
>
>   tabbing at the wai homepage: http://www.w3.org/WAI/ it is very hard to
>   navigate.
>   Tab to an anchor link, press enter, and tab again. not what one would
>   expect.
>   a similar problem is here:
>   http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/w3c-scripts.html
>   I don't know whether this is an insoluble problem, however I'm finding it
>   very frustrating.

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Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
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