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RE: accessible navigation

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 10:06:21 -0400
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>, "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENMEOGCIAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

I should add that this would be useful to user agents (pda's and cell phones
as 2 frequent examples) which don't employ a mouse, but rather some other
form of navigation such as tabbing.  I guess I should also qualify that
"clear" navigation is important - which includes clear instructions to
users.

Assuming that the "Return To Top of Page" went to the named anchor being
used for the "Skip Nav" function, it would likely take the user to the point
past the persistant navigation (the top of the page's "content"), whereas
the "Return to Site Navigation" would (presuamably) bring them to the
absolute top of the page.  (In both of these examples, I am referring to the
structure of the document, not the physical layout)

JF

>
> Jim,
>
> How about [title="Return to Top of Page"] and [title="Return to Site
> Navigation"]?  This is essentially a "reverse" of the Section 508
> "skip nav"
> requirement.
>
> JF
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> > Behalf Of Jim Ley
> > Sent: July 12, 2002 9:31 AM
> > To: W3c-Wai-Ig
> > Subject: Re: accessible navigation
> >
> >
> >
> > "John Foliot - bytown internet" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
> > > > Though I understand how the client might not agree...
> > > >
> > >
> > > How would a client not agree to making their site "better"?
> Better for
> > > those with disabilities sure, but also for older users (like their
> > parents
> > > perhaps?), inexperienced users, power users, etc.  Having these links
> > adds
> > > options to each page and improves navigation
> >
> > I don't entirely agree, if you have a link at the bottom of the page
> > saying "to the content" or "to the navigation" I am confused, I've just
> > read the content and now there's a link to some more content, or is it
> > the same content or what? similarly with the navigation, new navigation,
> > different navigation I think the link text here is important to the
> > issue, and no-one's suggested what that might be.
> >
> > Jim.
> >
>
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