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RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

From: Steve Vosloo <stevenvosloo@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 08:44:56 +0200
To: "'WAI IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002201c232dd$9fdcbcc0$130310ac@theijunction.icelogic.co.za>

To cover all bases it seems a good idea to always put a space after a
text description, and usually after some sort of punctuation:

<a href="#content" title="Skip Navigation. Access key = 2. ">
<img src="hello.gif" alt="Hello world. ">
<frame src="banner.html" title="Frame banner. ">

After all, this technique has no downside and makes life easier if
standardised throughout your code.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: 23 July 2002 08:43 PM
To: Steve Vosloo
Cc: 'WAI IG'
Subject: RE: Invisible "Skip navigation" link

Yep, that's what I would do.



On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Steve Vosloo wrote:

>So, you'd use a full stop (or some other punctuation) AND a space, e.g.
><a href="#content" title="Skip Navigation. Access key = 2. ">
>   Skip Navigation
><a href="1.htm" title="Blah blah. Access key = 3. ">
>   Blah blah
>Sounds like: Skip Navigation. Access key = 2. Blah blah. Access key = 
>As opposed to: Skip Navigation. Access key = 2.Blah blah. Access key = 
>3.(which is gonna sounds real bad!)
>-----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
>>To: WAI IG
>>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, 
>><a href="#content" accesskey="2" title="Skip Navigation. Access key = 
>>2. ">
>>    Skip Navigation

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