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RE: Skip Link Method

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@nils.org.au>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 01:05:11 +1000
To: "'Shawn Henry'" <shawn@w3.org>, "'Liam McGee'" <liam.mcgee@communis.co.uk>
Cc: "'EOWG'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "'WSTF'" <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005e01c583ce$70546d50$6601a8c0@yourdh7axfhyur>


I'm in favour of addressing ASAP (before launch if at all possible),
otherwise most screen reader users cannot take advantage of the "skip to
content" as most people using screen readers are using them with IE on
Windows. Also, people who cannot use a mouse, but can see, will see the
view-point change, but then be reverted to the top of the page when they tab
again to continue to the next link - a strange (and annoying/frustrating)


-----Original Message-----
From: public-wai-eo-site-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-wai-eo-site-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Shawn Henry
Sent: Saturday, 9 July 2005 12:56 AM
To: Liam McGee
Subject: Re: Skip Link Method


Thank you for sending this along right away.

I propose that we leave this browser bug/feature work-around on the list for
future enhancement, but do not delay the deployment to implement it at this

As always, comments and discussion welcome.

~ Shawn

Liam McGee wrote:
> The method is as follows:
> Launch link:
> <a href="#Overview">Overview</a>
> Target:
> <div style="width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden"><div style="width:
> 100%"><a name="Overview" id="Overview"><em>Bookmark:
> Overview</em></a></div></div>
> It's not very obvious and took a bit of working out. Works on everything
> have tested on so far but no idea on Amaya. Can't see why it wouldn't,
> though.
> Solving the IE issue is to do with having an explicit width of 100% and
> text in the anchor tag. The surrounding div is for styling purposes only,
> but prevents the 100% screwing up surrounding formatting.
> Hope this helps.
> Liam

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