WebKit scuppers skip-to-content links

Web designer and developer Damon Muma has "stumbled on to the factoid" that skip links are broken in WebKit browsers. On his blog, he outlines the problem, which stems from an issue that has its very own four-year-old bug report.

Speaking to .net, Muma explained that in WebKit, when you navigate to an internal link on the same page (such as page.html#internal-location), the focus stays on the link you originally followed (not necessarily 'clicked'). If you then press Tab to move to the next link, it goes back to your original position on the page and your position at #internal-location is completely overridden. "The focus should move to the location of the anchor target, like in Firefox and Internet Explorer," he explained. "The way it is now in WebKit, internal links are practically unusable without scripting to fill in the proper behaviour."

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