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Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links

From: leonor arango <leonor_lee@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 17:26:19 -0400
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From: Jorge Fernandes o

Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:02 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: Sailesh Panchang
Subject: Re: Using Heading to Replace Skip Links


I have been using WCAG 1.0 and implement it in a lot of sites since
1999. I'm also a screen reader user. I understand the need to mark
sections of a page with a heading, but what is a section in a
page? :-) Is any menu a section? Is a breadcrumb a section? To an
index engine, like Google, seems me that the headings are also (to me,
like user is) a noble element to be indexed. What it (the Google)
"think" about my waste of a noble element thousands of times repeated
in my website with the words "main menu"?!
When the WCAG 2.0 cames I read the note 2 of "Section Headings:
Understanding SC 2.4.10" of WCAG 2.0:

"Note 2: This success criterion covers sections within writing, not
user interface components. User Interface components are covered under
Success Criterion 4.1.2." 

I underline "...within writing ...not user interface". I interpret
this as "headings is to use in main content... and a menu, a
breadcrumb is interface, so don't use headings on it". And more: I
think this is a better solution to screen reader users - the user will
have more diversity of jumps and will know that headings are on the
main content.

Am I wrong in my interpretation more or less free?

Jorge Fernandes

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On 16 May 2012, at 16:32, Sailesh Panchang wrote:

> Typically left nav or breadcrumb nav and sometimes
> even main content, though there might be other headings on the page.
> One may insert invisible headings to aid screen reader navigation ...
> this is exploiting the screen reader's heading navigation feature.
> This will not work for sighted keyboard users.
Received on Friday, 18 May 2012 21:26:47 UTC

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