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RE: using absolute positioning

From: P.H.Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 14:18:38 -0000
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> From: Phill Jenkins [mailto:pjenkins@us.ibm.com]

> it would seem to me 
> that using style
> sheets (CSS) alone to convey the order of information is not 
> compliant with
> the guidelines.

exactly, but what Jonathan C meant (if your message refers to it)
is that you can have a certain order that makes sense in screenreaders
and text-only browsers etc by ordering content in your html document
a certain way (e.g. having navigation code at the end of your html) but
then use positioning to re-organise the order visually for users of
graphical browsers (e.g. having the navigation visually at the top, before
the rest of the page).

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 2004 09:18:43 UTC

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