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Re: Box model: min-margin and max-margin, max-padding and min-padding

From: Roger Pate <roger@qxxy.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:14:30 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <opse5o6gy8jorh9g@mail.qxxy.com>

Accessibility Guidelines vary depending who you ask, and I don't think there's any one clear answer. I must say that on the web (that is, screen media) I use and like "skip to content" and "skip navigation" links. Futhermore, the logical flow of most documents I see is header, body, footer. Make sure some of the sidebar shouldn't really be in the footer instead. (There have even been people saying the footer should contain a mini site map, and that it gets used more.) Once I do that, I find the sidebar/header is small enough that it can come first even without a link.

If you're talking a "permanent" media, like print, I've yet to see a sidebar that shouldn't be display:none.

YMMV, some people find sticking a link to every page on the server in a dropdown menu is helpful.

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 10:34:43 -0400, Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> wrote:

> I need to place element C below element A and to the right of element B.
>   i.e. header, sidebar, and content. The other constraint is that in the
> HTML source element C (the sidebar) must come *after* the content in
> accordance with web accessibility guidelines and compatibility with
> older browsers. Therefore floats don't solve the problem because a
> floated element only floats next to an element that follows it, not one
> that precedes it.

Roger Pate <roger@qxxy.com>
Received on Thursday, 30 September 2004 20:14:26 UTC

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