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RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

From: Richwine, Brian Lee <brichwin@indiana.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 15:22:45 -0500
Message-ID: <CA839719E8E7F34AA8B62F8B59590B1D024B49@iu-mssg-mbx07.ads.iu.edu>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Steve Vosloo" <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
Cc: "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Why wouldn't you use something like:

<a href="#content" title="To Skip Navigation use Access key 2. ">

It seems like this would help relate which access key goes with each statement.

-Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 1:43 PM
To: Steve Vosloo
Cc: 'WAI IG'
Subject: RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link



Yep, that's what I would do.

cheers

Chaals

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Steve Vosloo wrote:

>
>So, you'd use a full stop (or some other punctuation) AND a space, e.g.
>
><a href="#content" title="Skip Navigation. Access key = 2. ">
>   Skip Navigation
></a>
><a href="1.htm" title="Blah blah. Access key = 3. ">
>   Blah blah
></a>
>
>Sounds like: Skip Navigation. Access key = 2. Blah blah. Access key = 3.
>
>As opposed to: Skip Navigation. Access key = 2.Blah blah. Access key =
>3.(which is gonna sounds real bad!)
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
>Sent: 23 July 2002 04:09 PM
>To: Simon White
>Cc: Steve Vosloo; WAI IG
>Subject: RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link
>
>
>Spaces are usually there to provide appropriate presentation - ensure
>that the last word of a text alternative isn't run together with the
>first word following - this makes it easier to read, or understand when
>spoken by a screen reader.
>
>Thanks to Simon for having some history available for the repeats of
>discussion.
>
>cheers
>
>Chaals
>
>>-----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>
>>
>
>

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