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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 11:14:41 +0100
Message-ID: <4FAE3811.2030806@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 12/05/2012 10:59, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> On 12/05/2012 10:51, Russ Weakley wrote:
>> Like this example which is activated on focus (becomes visible when
>> "tabbed")?
>> http://maxdesign.com.au/jobs/example-skip/03.htm
>> This method does not work well with Opera, which has it's own keyboard
>> tab paradigm :)
> Interesting. That's a failing in Opera's handling...let's see if we can
> get that changed.

Filed a bug (though, as we don't currently have an open bug tracker, 
you've got to trust me on that ;) ). Incidentally, using CTRL+UP/DOWN 
(Opera's current tab paradigm) it seems you can get to that skip link, 
just not as the first tab stop. Doing a CTRL+DOWN (focus on "Home") and 
then a CTRL+UP makes the skip link appear. Same when cycling through all 
visible links with CTRL+DOWN, you eventually get back to the start of 
the document and again the skip link becomes visible. So it seems that 
Opera ignores the off-screen/hidden link when determining what the first 
tab stop should be...

Cheers for pointing that out, hadn't come across that.

Patrick H. Lauke
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