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Re: navigation question

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 16:38:04 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050504153804.GC28327@us-lot.org>

On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 11:30:26AM -0400, Beheler Kim wrote:
>    I have research on different ways to skip repetitive navigation.  Would
>    just using <a href="#mainContent"></a> be compliant without an image
>    inside with the alt tag describing what is does?

I assume you mean an alt attribute? There is no alt tag in HTML.

That example would fail checkpoint 13.1 (Clearly identify the target
of each link).

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-pageauth.html#tech-meaningful-links

You don't need an image as the content, but you need
*something*. Otherwise there is nothing to tell the user where the
link will take them. With that content-less structure, the majority of
user agents won't even indicate to the user that there is a link at
all!

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
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