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Re: Breadcrumbs

From: david poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 08:30:22 -0400
Message-ID: <001101c47bb1$24f46200$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: <ben.darlow@dyslexic.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

My favorite approach is to put you are here in the link where you are and
make it non clickable for that page.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ben.darlow@dyslexic.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 7:01 AM
Subject: RE: Breadcrumbs



> -----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.

~Ben

(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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