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RE: javascript and URLs

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 12:48:23 -0500
To: "Josh Krieger" <josh@zafu.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LPBBLAFOCBGBPOEHHLNGIEJEDPAA.paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
I would concur with Josh's thought here. This is simply a matter of changing
window focus. It is definately a UA issue. Either focus is immediately
changed (with notification) or the user is notified that a new window has
been created and the user is given the choice of whether they want to change

I would also suggest that this is just the beginning of complex user
interface design imbedded within user agents. Start thinking about user
requirements involving collaboration and peer-to-peer network interfaces,
application services, and tele-immersive environments. As the phrase goes,
"think outside the box...".


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Josh Krieger
> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 8:10 AM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: javascript and URLs
> 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.)
> Lisa
> -----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?
> >
> >comments?
> >
> >
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