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Re: SC failure for opening new window without prior notice ?

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:16:34 +0200
Message-ID: <53BD0872.4010703@hdm-stuttgart.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi,

On 9/07/2014 10:48, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>
> On 9 July 2014 09:40, Aurélien Levy <aurelien.levy@temesis.com
> <mailto:aurelien.levy@temesis.com>> wrote:
>
>     Do you consider opening new window with a target blank on a link
>     without prior notice to the user as a WCAG success criteria
>     failure ? (example : <a href="http://www.w3c.org"
>     target="_blank">w3c website</a>)
>
>
> from a read of How to Meet 3.2.2 (On Input)  - 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/20140408/#consistent-behavior-unpredictable-change
>
> it would appear not to be a failure.

Where in Aurélien's example is the "prior notice"? Which mainstream
browsers announce something like "new window" when a link has
'target="_blank"'? (As far as I can see, not Firefox 30, nor Google
Chrome 35, Opera 12.17 (with the Presto engine), Opera 22 (with the
Webkit engine), SeaMonkey 2.26.1, Comodo Dragon 33.1 or - eh - Internet
Explorer 11. Only tested on Windows 7.)
Example 1 in technique G201 at least announces the new window:
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140408/G201#G201-examples>.

Best regards,

Christophe


>
> --
>
> Regards
>
> SteveF
> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>


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