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Re: How to move the cursor from one Frame to another

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 08:40:29 +1000
Message-Id: <69853A87-8364-11D8-A043-000A958826AA@sidar.org>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Francois Jordaan <Francois.Jordaan@wheel.co.uk>

Actually, lots of things about frames are good - unfortunately there 
are a few architectural problems with them.

In this case I would rely on the users. In common setups like IE/Jaws 
the users will be able to move between frames as a function of the user 
agent. In systems that don't present all the frames (Lynx, Amaya, etc) 
the user will be offered a choice of which frame they want to see (so 
they can choose the navigation frame, or the content frame, or 
whatever), or they can just work with the noframes version.



On 1 Apr 2004, at 01:37, Francois Jordaan wrote:

> Simple question for the benefit of screen reader users and
> keyboard-navigators:
> Can I provide a link from one frame into another that doesn't involve
> re-loading the second frame?
> I'm providing a "jump to content" link at the start of the page, only 
> the
> content happens to be in another frame. (I know frames are bad; it 
> happens
> to be unavoidable on this one particular page.)
> At the moment my best idea is to put the anchor (the target of the <a
> href="#content"> link) at the *end* of the first frame. I expect the 
> screen
> reader to then announce the start of the next frame, titled "Content". 
> That
> sounds OK.
> But then, what do I do to let the user return to the navigation in the
> previous frame?
> francois
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