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"tabindex" to all elements with "id"

From: Christian Ottosson <f95-cot@f.kth.se>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 15:36:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.95.990921210922.15846C-100000@vela.nada.kth.se>
In "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" section 4.6.1 "Grouping
and bypassing links" [1], it is recommended to use a pretty awkward
way to bypass units of the page (and go to the main header):
<H1><A name="how" tabindex="1">How...</A></H1>

It is similar to the old way to link to fragment of a page. And that
is solved/simplified with the "id" attribute:
<H1 id="how">How...</H1>
instead of
<H1><A name="how">How...</A></H1>

Therefore i propose a simplification of bypassing in the same manner,
by defining "tabindex" to all element where "id" is defined. Then the
result would be:
<H1 tabindex="1">How...</H1>

I can't se any disadvantages. Can you?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS/#group-bypass

Christian Ottosson
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 1999 15:38:14 UTC

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