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Re: Definition of 'pop-up'

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@teleservicios.es>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 09:35:27 +0200
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opswex1du1x03efm@0032k2d.e-fti.com>

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

These definitions also apply to dialog boxes. I think that popup excludes  
alert or confirm dialogs. A popup is special in that it occurs when the  
*content* appears in a window which is different to the one the user was  
interactiing with. It displays content.

Alan Chuter
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En Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:33:44 +0200, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG  
<rscano@iwa-italy.org> escribió:

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> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf
> Of Christophe Strobbe
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:03 PM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Definition of 'pop-up' (was: RE: [action] rewite example 2 for  
> GL
> 3.2)
>
> 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
> information.
>    At the beginning of each link is an icon of an arrow with the text
>    equivalent, "Link will open in new window."
>    </blockquote>
> </blockquote>
>
> 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.
> http://web.uncg.edu/dcl/icampus/access/glossary.asp
>
> * A secondary window with no title bar that is displayed next to an  
> object;
> it provides contextual information about that object.
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnwue/html/gloss.asp
>
> * A window that is displayed to perform a specific function and that is  
> then
> dismissed.
> http://docs.cray.com/books/2140_3.0/html-2140_3.0/zfixed1t2oal0q.html
>
> *A small window that pops up over the one being displayed, to show a
> definition or footnote, then disappears.
> www.fee.vutbr.cz/~rysanek/HTML/glossary.html.iso-8859-1
>
> So, a pop-up window isn't a window open with target attribute (that is a  
> new
> window).
> Taget="_blank" attribute open a new window with default width and height
> size.
>
> 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
> DTD's.
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