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RE: javascript and URLs

From: Josh Krieger <josh@zafu.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 08:10:03 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I couldn't disagree more.  This is one of those "until user agents..."
guidelines.  There are many good reasons to use pop-up windows for sighted
users that make sites substantially easier to use and more accessible -- why
do you think so many people use them.  The fact that pop-ups on the screen
distract a screen-reader is not so helpful in content guidelines, it's a UA
issue and could easily be handled by a good piece of software (anyone know
what the IBM reader does here?).  It would be good to hear from some blind
folks out there how much of an issue this really is for them.

+ Josh +

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Lisa Seeman
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 1:39 AM
To: Robert Neff; wai-gl
Subject: Re: javascript and URLs

I think that there is consensus that opening a new window is not, ever, a
good thing. It confuses navigation. (Imagine a non sited person who is moved
without her knowledge to a pop up window and then tries the back button -
disorienting the user.)
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>
To: wai-gl <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Date: Saturday, March 03, 2001 9:45 PM
Subject: javascript and URLs

>wendy, have we considered javascript opening URLs in new new windows (that
>are not pop-ups) as a techniques or other?  was just thinking about the
>number of web sites includeing news sites that do this.  you click on the
>URL link and it opens another browser window.  what if javascript is turned
>off? or do we need no script here?
Received on Sunday, 4 March 2001 08:08:01 UTC

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