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Re: "Think EUO, not SEO"/Google

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 06:56:46 +0200
Cc: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Josh Hughes <josh@deaghean.com>
Message-Id: <6F87436C-9D5B-11D7-A448-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

"skip nav" as a phrase is indeed pretty cryptic - sighted or not. But 
for people who use the keyboard to control their browser (and that 
doesn't just mean screen reader users) the functionality is important.


On Thursday, Jun 12, 2003, at 19:33 Europe/Zurich, Josh Hughes wrote:

>> There is no reason not to make the skip nav visible and it can aide 
>> even
>> more people that way.
> Skip navigation can be confusing to sighted users. And I could see not
> wanting to have a link on your page that appears to do nothing for the
> vast majority of your audience.
> It should be fairly easy to differientiate between a Skip Nav and a
> spam link. Skip navs are almost always simply links to anchors on the
> page itself, whereas spam would probably be external.
> Josh Hughes
Received on Friday, 13 June 2003 00:57:32 UTC

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