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Common User Agent Problems - addition request

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 07:04:15 -0400 (EDT)
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110050659510.8193-100000@tux.w3.org>
There is a behaviour that seems to be a problem with respect to keyboard
interfaces, which has been reported to me in IE 6 and Mozilla/Netscape (I
presume on Windows)

The user scenario is as follows:

Open a page which contains some internal links.
Use the keyboard (tab key for these browsers) to get to an internal link.
Use the keyboard to follow the link to another art of the document.
The "tab order" remains where it was, so the user tabs next to whatever was
  the link after the one followed, not the link after the anchor that they
  (think that they) moved to.

The HTML 4.01 specification appears to support this behaviour or the more
natural one (as demonstrated for example by Lynx) of placing the user in the
tabbing order starting at the point to which they have navigated.

Charles McCN

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