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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: Kazuhito Kidachi <kazuhito@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 17:48:58 +0900
Message-ID: <CAHRFFijzUgs6j9oP8yJXi-N2G2Of5jBv0GSXeswuMg3etWzSnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hello Charles,

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
> Although it might be worth knowing that skip links were introduced as a hack
> authors made because screen readers *didn't* permit header-by-header
> navigation when WCAG1 was being developed and deployed.

Maybe this is off-topic, but I'm curious why Opera supports navigation
by headings, while other visual browsers don't support it.

> It's not hard to make the script for other browsers, I suspect. I'll see if
> I can get Daniel Glazman's script that provides a complete navigation frame,
> which would be even better.

Do you think visual browsers with the script can be called as
"Accessibility Supported"? If the answer is yes and if you provide the
script which can be available across visual browsers, skip links seems
to be unnecessary for complying with SC 2.4.1, only to say about pages
with "good" headings.


Kazuhito Kidachi
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 08:49:32 UTC

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