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Re: Skip navigation in WCAG-2

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 14:55:36 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <979ad51f.7d46a558.857d400@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

There was discussion of this a month or so ago.  

Here is one way to use markup to indicate collections of links.

Use the MAP element as a container for a set of links.  MAP is
usually assocaited with image maps, but can contain text links.  

Example:

<map name="navbar" title="Main Main">
<ul>
<li><a href="index.php">Events</a></li>
<li><a href="calendar/index.php">Calendar</a></li>
<li><a href="camping.php">Camping</a></li>
....
</ul>
</map>

The MAP element indicates a navigation bar and the title
provide a description of the links.  Other groups of links
would have a different title.

There is a beta tool for Mozilla that looks for these MAP
elements and list for the user to select.
http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/software/mozilla/index.html

Jon




---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 13:28:15 -0400
>From: "david poehlman"
<david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>  
>Subject: Re: Skip navigation in WCAG-2  
>To: <tina@greytower.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>
>
>Lists of links are lists of links.  If all you have are lists
of links, I
>guess you have no main content, but seriosly, if you have a
heading that
>breaks the page into two areas, I can easily jump between
them without
>having to go through all the links associated with each.
>
>Johnnie Apple Seed
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Tina Holmboe" <tina@greytower.net>
>To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 1:22 PM
>Subject: Re: Skip navigation in WCAG-2
>
>
>
>On  9 Sep, david poehlman wrote:
>
>> actually, assistive technologies can obtain info from
markup and if
>> judicious use of headings and other mark up is used, this
becomes trivial.
>
>  It does ?
>
>  Exactly how would you suggest that, programmatically, an
UA-AT should
>  differ between a list of links (happens to be a menu) and a
list of
>  links (these are my best friend's pages actually) ?
>
>
>-- 
> -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
>   tina@greytower.net                http://www.greytower.net/
>   [+46] 0708 557 905
>
>
>
>


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
MC-574
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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