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Re: Breadcrumbs

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 12:14:59 +0100
Message-ID: <41136833.3020607@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

ben.darlow@dyslexic.com wrote:

>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.
>  
>
I'd say that's up for debate. It's true that some users may well find it 
confusing, but I wouldn't say that this will necessarily be the case for 
all users. Many users are not as easily confused as we sometimes think...

>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.
>  
>
That still leaves the question of how this character would be read out 
by screenreaders (may have to do some testing when I'm back at work, 
where I have JAWS installed)

Patrick H. Lauke
Received on Friday, 6 August 2004 07:15:07 UTC

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