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Re: Why Skip Navigation Links are a Hack

From: <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 01:56:48 +0200 (CEST)
Message-Id: <200306132356.h5DNumf30411@localhost.localdomain>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 14 Jun, Nick Kew wrote:

>> An XHTML 2.0-aware browser is able to generate its own structured
>> outline
>> of the document, allow skipping to the next section, and allow automatic
>> skipping of navigation lists.
> This presupposes authors taking any notice of the XHTML structure,
> which again brings it back to the same situation as with current HTML.

  It also assumes support for XHTML 2.0 in user-agents. Seeing where we
  have gotten so far with the ideas you mention from HTML 2.0 I am less
  than optimistic.

  The 'skip to main content' idea isn't really a bad idea. It isn't even
  a hack, but using quite normal - for HTML - internal links.

  Such links are quite useful for taking a user directly to a section of
  a document he or she is interested in. For instance the main content.
  There is nothing hackish about this at all.

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