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RE: Definition of 'pop-up' (was: RE: [action] rewite example 2 for GL 3.2)

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:33:44 +0200
To: "'Christophe Strobbe'" <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <019801c5ae28$3cb70780$0200a8c0@rsnbiwa>

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Subject: Definition of 'pop-up' (was: RE: [action] rewite example 2 for GL

At 12:01 31/08/2005, Roberto Scano wrote in response to example code that
uses a target attribute and a regular URL (http://...): <blockquote> I think
that the example is wrong. In the GL 2 example 2 said:

   <blockquote cite="WCAG 2.0">
   Example 2: a warning is given before displaying a pop-up window.

   At the end of a news story, several links are provided for more
   At the beginning of each link is an icon of an arrow with the text
   equivalent, "Link will open in new window."

This assumes that all new windows, including those opened with the target
attribute with value '_blank' and a regular URL, are pop-up windows.

Roberto Scano:
Google Define found these definition for "pop-up window":

* A window that suddenly appears (pops up) when you select an option with a
mouse or press a special function key . Usually, the pop-up window contains
a menu of commands and stays on the screen only until you select one of the
commands. It then disappears.

* A secondary window with no title bar that is displayed next to an object;
it provides contextual information about that object.

* A window that is displayed to perform a specific function and that is then

*A small window that pops up over the one being displayed, to show a
definition or footnote, then disappears.

So, a pop-up window isn't a window open with target attribute (that is a new
Taget="_blank" attribute open a new window with default width and height

Regarding use of attributes that are not available in all the DTDs in
examples, editors should put a warning that target is not inside Strict DTD
and inside XHTML 1.1.

This should be done also for all the other examples that are in techniques
doc and that use elements/attributes that are not available in all the
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 12:34:13 UTC

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