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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 11:35:24 +0200
Message-ID: <53BD0CDC.2050006@hdm-stuttgart.de>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

On 9/07/2014 11:30, Aurélien Levy 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
> 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)

What is the difference between your case and (quoting from G201):
"Opening new windows automatically *when a link is activated* can be
disorienting for people who have difficulty perceiving visual content,
and for some people with cognitive disabilities, if they are not warned
in advance" (emphasis added)?

Best regards,

Christophe

>
> Aurélien


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