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RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 14:41:02 +0100
Message-ID: <FDFC0668A850D246BC4231715D94904E0CD4A9@uranus.jkd.co.uk>
To: "Steve Vosloo" <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>, "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear Steve,
The skip navigation link does not need to be invisible as it is a help to many users, not just those with screenreaders. This topic was covered a while ago on this list and you might find an answer to your questions from the archive:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/ - general archive that can be searched

The actual topic is available from here: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2001AprJun/0051.html

There are also many other threads on this most debated subject but they are too numerous to list here.

As for the other question you posed, I don't know so I'll leave that up to someone who can answer it with authority.

I hope that you get something from this.

Kind regards

Simon

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Vosloo [mailto:stevenvosloo@yahoo.com]
Sent: 23 July 2002 14:32
To: WAI IG
Subject: Invisible "Skip navigation" link



What is the best way to code an invisible Skip Nav link?

<a href="#content">
    <img src="spacer.gif" alt="Skip navigation." width="1" height="1"
border="0">
</A>

Does the <A> need a title with "Skip navigation." link too?


And while I'm here, does anyone know why many examples for accessible
links provide a space after a description? And around an "=" sign, e.g.

<a href="#content" accesskey="2" title="Skip Navigation. Access key = 2.
">
    Skip Navigation
</a>

Thanks
Steve

Steve Vosloo
Division Manager
Usability Junction

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