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Re: Using anchor tags with header tags

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 20:34:39 -0400
Message-ID: <009201c457f0$b45f2b80$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Geek Chic" <geekchic@geekchic.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I've not seen a problem with links in headers.  A screen reader should not
hide any links in any case but I'm still not sanguin about putting links in
as headers for reasons of semantics.  It is rather nice though that when
they are coded as links that the headers are tabbable.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geek Chic" <geekchic@geekchic.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 6:22 PM
Subject: Using anchor tags with header tags

Does anyone know if there are problems in screen readers when handling
clickable headers?  I have been told that some screen readers hide the
link from the user, because the header tag "overrides" it.  Is this true?

I have seen some Web sites use <a><strong>text</strong></a> instead of
<h2><a href="www.hp.com">text</a></h2> for text that appears to function
as a header on the page.  Is that better?

Received on Monday, 21 June 2004 20:34:59 UTC

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