This article describes how to change the behavior of hyperlinks that were created by using the Go To URL feature in Web pages that were created in Microsoft Expression Web. This changed behavior resolves the problem in which some screen-reader software could not read hyperlinks that were created by using the Go To URL feature if a browser has the Scripting option turned off (disabled).
If the Scripting option is turned off, you must use the <noscript> tag so that screen-reader software can follow the hyperlink.
The Go To URL feature in Expression Web is implemented through a JScript function. This requires the Scripting option to be turned on (enabled) in the Web browser. The JScript function is typically used for buttons and for other objects.
When you create a hyperlink by using the Go To URL feature, Expression Web creates the following Jscript code segment to handle the URL address.
If the Scripting option was turned off, the onclick event is not processed. Additionally, a readable URL address is not created for screen-reader software. To work around this issue, you can use the <noscript> tag as follows.