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UA support for this technique seems to be non-existent

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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:28:05 +0000
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Name: Mark Rogers
Email: mark.rogers@powermapper.com
Affiliation: Powermapper Softwate
Document: TD
Item Number: H69
Part of Item: Applicability
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: UA support for this technique seems to be non-existent
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Hi

I was doing some research on this technique and the UA notes:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/Techniques/ua-notes/html#H69

Opera hasn't supported keyboard heading navigation since switching from Presto to Blink in July 2013
http://forums.opera.com/discussion/1834402/navigation-over-links/p1

The Vimium extension they mention as a replacement doesn't appear to
support heading navigation either 

The currently documented Opera keyboard shortcuts now look identical to other browsers:
http://help.opera.com/opera/Windows/1387/en/fasterBrowsing.html#keyboard

The Firefox landmark extension from TPG has been mentioned as an alternative, but this doesn't support heading navigation either. I've checked both the source code and and installed on a clean VM
https://github.com/matatk/landmarks

The other alternatives mentioned in the H69 UA notes either no longer work on current browsers  or don't have working download links.

Conclusion: there's no longer UA support for this technique

Best Regards
Mark



Proposed Change:
Given there appears to be no current UA support for this technique for keyboard users, should it be retired?

If someone does find UA support for it, then the UA notes should be updated accordingly.
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