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Re: Recursive Links in menu bars

From: Frank M. Palinkas <fmpalinkas@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:20:25 -0700
Message-ID: <CAN6dTQW_XKuD6yb90hbzqrToY=Y99VUJ5x3G_9NegtmgtQ9tNA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Cc: Walter Dolce <walterdolce@gmail.com>, Jan Eric Hellbusch <hellbusch@2bweb.de>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I wrote this tutorial on building accessible navigation several years ago,
maybe it can be of help with this issue:

http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/building-accessible-static-navigation-wi/


Frank M. Palinkas
Senior Technical Writer
Google Motorola Mobility Inc. Sunnyvale, CA
Mobile: +1 650 248 5315
Web standards and accessibility tutorials:
http://dev.opera.com/author/947856



On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com
> wrote:

> On 9/16/12, Walter Dolce <walterdolce@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > An other reason, maybe for "technical" is: because the user is already in
> > that page he/she don't need (and/or maybe for market or whatever reasons
> > don't have) to re-click to re-open the same page. This could have at
> least
> > two benefits:
> >
> > 1) Saving bandwitdh.
> > 2) If the user has a slow connections, he/she don't have to wait to re-go
> > on the same page (maybe he/she mistakenly clicked).
>
>
>
> Speaking from the vantage point of someone with rapidly degenerating
> cognition AND who is at extreme poverty level low income, you nailed
> my personal experiences several times over here..
>
> Cognitively speaking, I have numerous times run circles clicking a
> link for a webpage I don't (cognitively) recognize/register I'm
> already on..
>
> Speaking as a low income dialup user, I have had to do exactly what is
> described and that is to sit and wait.... and wait.... and wait for
> the social networking coded/link heavy page I was already on to
> reload.. Out of frustration after it happens a few times on any given
> site, I have more than a few times gone surfing somewhere else for
> whatever information I may have been seeking at the time..
>
> As also stated, whoever owns the webpage I've just repeatedly reloaded
> is suffering that additional load on their server, however large or
> small that load may be depending on the site owner's web developer
> abilities.. :)
>
> Just thinking out loud.. Warmest wishes from North Georgia.. :)
>
> Cindy-Sue
>
> - :: -
> Cindy-Sue Causey
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> ~
>
>
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