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Re: Site Review Request: MIT OpenCourseWare

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 04:42:14 +1000
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: "B.K. DeLong" <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Message-Id: <2D0CB2B6-D8BE-11D7-9FFF-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

1. Yes, look at accesskey but don't worry about tabindex unless you use 
some weird and complex positioning stuff.

2. Yes, you should group blocks of navigation links. Until browsers 
figure out how to do this better (IE is the standout on the very useful 
link element, and skipping navigation links without a nice structure 
and a "skip to main content" link are still not mainstream 

3. Yes, let people know. Add "pop-up", or "new window" or something to 
the link text is my preference, but there is an argument to be made 
that putting this in the title is "informing the user".


Chaals (who hasn't had time to do a review yet :(

On Thursday, Aug 28, 2003, at 03:19 Australia/Sydney, B.K. DeLong wrote:

> Questions I pose to you, the reviewer:
> 1. Should I look into tabindex and accesskey for the common navigation 
> elements throughout the site?
> 2. Should I be grouping all the left-hand navigation links or top 
> navigation links in some way?
> 3. What about letting people know that a certain link will "open up" 
> in a new window, i.e. target="_blank" - should I give these links a 
> special title?
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
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