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RE: Breadcrumbs

From: <ben.darlow@dyslexic.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 12:01:53 +0100
Message-ID: <6EAA2EBD3DDF4E4F95649DEA2B10D2423E6949@dyslexic.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Britsios
> "...what's more logical to understand?
> "you are here: home greater than level 1 greater than level 2"
> or (and i don't have Jaws or similar here at home, so forgive
> me if this is not the exact output you'd hear...but you get
> the idea) "you are here: list with three items. 1 home. 2
> level 1. 3 level 2"..."

I can't help but feel that in either case, having the text 'You are
here' at the start will only further cloud matters anyway; won't the
user (especially if using a screenreader) be more likely to interpret
that as meaning 'You are at the home level of the site' ? Even if not,
they are likely to find it ambiguous. Similarly using the greater than
or right-angle quote signs; these will sound very odd when read out.

To add my tuppence to the separator issue; my personal choice has been
to use the right arrow  character entity (&rarr;) and  hide it with an
image (Stuart Langridge's image replacement method), but as with other
character entities this won't work in some earlier browsers.


(For those who may be interested)
Image replacement method: http://www.kryogenix.org/code/browser/lir/
My breadcrumb trail: http://dev.iansyst.net/quotes/

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