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Re: popup question

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 22:19:10 -0400
Message-Id: <200007220214.WAA3180778@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
This or a related issue has been addressed in the UAAG, I think.

Try UAAG Guidelines 3, 4 and 9.  In particular note the resolution of Issue




At 05:28 PM 2000-07-21 -0400, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>Dear WCAG
>where it says in 10.1
>Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause 
>pop-ups or other windows to appear and do
>            not change the current window without informing the user. 
>[Priority 2]
>Does this mean
>a. Do not cause popups to appear, period or
>b. Do not cause popups to appear without informing the user.
>For example, if a popup springs up and the first line says "... Sorry to 
>interrupt you but I'm a new popup, ." (We might want to make the line 
>invisible by the usual tricks).
>is that OK, since you've informed the user?
>in other words it depends on how you parse the sentence:
>a. do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and (do not change the 
>current window without informing the user)
>b. (do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and do not change the 
>current window) without informing the user.
>Personally, I hope the answer is (b) cause popups are actually useful at 
>times.  If it is (b), we have another tweak in AERT 10.1....
>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>Department of Electrical Engineering
>Temple University 423 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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