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

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 19:13:37 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <1140.129.174.36.174.1080778417.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <charles@sidar.org>
Cc: <Francois.Jordaan@wheel.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dont forget to label the frames as Chaals eluded to such as navigation,
content etc. so that the screen reader user can tell what is in a
particular frame.

Charles McCathieNevile said:
>
> 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.
>
> Cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> 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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>> London W14
>> 8TS
>> www.wheel.co.uk
>>
>>
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> Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
> charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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