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

From: Aurélien Levy <aurelien.levy@temesis.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:30:01 +0200
Message-ID: <53BD0B99.4040706@temesis.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

>>
>> 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
the G201 is about providing a warning before automatically opening a new 
window or tab. In my case, i'm speaking about link activated by user 
(with mouse or keyboard)

Aurélien
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 09:30:27 UTC

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