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RE: [breadcrumbs] best practice

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:36:27 -0600
To: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Patrick H. Lauke'" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Message-Id: <OFFE72F67D.3D4BA156-ON862581DC.0002E7B8-862581DC.000358C1@notes.na.collabserv.com>
Why is it a best practice to make the current page an active link to the 
same page - isn't an active visible link distracting or at least confusing 
to users with cognitive disabilities? 
        snip of code from pattern:
        . . . 
        <a href="./index.html" aria-current="page">
          Breadcrumb Example
Phill Jenkins

From:   Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
To:     "'Patrick H. Lauke'" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date:   11/17/2017 03:38 PM
Subject:        RE: [breadcrumbs] best practice

BTW, we have a breadcrumb pattern in the ARIA Authoring Practicess:

Matt King

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk] 
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 2:09 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: [breadcrumbs] best practice

On 17/11/2017 09:43, Harry Loots wrote:
> Hi all
> what is the current thinking on breadcrumbs.
> I have a situation where a client want to display the page name in the 
> breadcrumb, then repeat the page name immediately afterwards as a 
> heading, which I know can be a nuisance for text-to-speech users.

I'd say across all the things that can be problematic/nuisance on web 
pages, that's a pretty minor thing. I'd further argue that even if the 
text is repeated, it does serve two separate purposes: in the breadcrumb 
navigation, to indicate this is the current page; as a heading, to, well, 
act as heading for the actual page's content.

In short, don't think it's an actual problem.

> Are their any firm rules on breadcrumbs, or strong views for that 
> matter :)

No firm rules, as with most things in accessibility *grin*

And as is often the case, it'll depend on the specific situation (i.e. 
how is the breadcrumb actually marked up? how long are these page titles
- a few words, or as long as a whole sentence - etc).

Patrick H. Lauke

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