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RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

From: Steve Vosloo <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 18:08:55 +0200
To: "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000201c23263$41d20830$130310ac@theijunction.icelogic.co.za>

Slightly on a different topic: does anyone know why a space is often
recommended for the ALT tag of a transparent GIF? 

<IMG SRC="blank.gif" WIDTH="1" HEIGHT="1" ALT=" ">

Since the blank ALT is there to make the screen reader skip over the
image, why is a space necessary as well?


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org] 
Sent: 23 July 2002 04:09 PM
To: Simon White
Cc: Steve Vosloo; WAI IG
Subject: RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

Spaces are usually there to provide appropriate presentation - ensure
that the last word of a text alternative isn't run together with the
first word following - this makes it easier to read, or understand when
spoken by a screen reader.

Thanks to Simon for having some history available for the repeats of



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Vosloo [mailto:stevenvosloo@yahoo.com]
>Sent: 23 July 2002 14:32
>Subject: Invisible "Skip navigation" link
>What is the best way to code an invisible Skip Nav link?
><a href="#content">
>    <img src="spacer.gif" alt="Skip navigation." width="1" height="1" 
>border="0"> </A>
>Does the <A> need a title with "Skip navigation." link too?
>And while I'm here, does anyone know why many examples for accessible 
>links provide a space after a description? And around an "=" sign, e.g.
><a href="#content" accesskey="2" title="Skip Navigation. Access key = 
>2. ">
>    Skip Navigation
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 2002 14:19:02 UTC

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