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

From: CAE-Vanderhe <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:44:08 -0400
Message-Id: <2FDF05DA-C54B-478F-A899-869133D8A416@cae.wisc.edu>
To: GLWAI Guidelines WG org <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
For background on this

I was co-chair of the working group during the discussions of this topic when the WCAG was created - and clicking on a link (in normal use of the link to open or go to a new page) was not considered by the group to be ‘changing a setting’.   This was specifically discussed.  A link IS a “user interface component”, but clicking on it was not considered a change of setting (in normal use of the link to open or go to a new page of content) and the language of the SC was written to (try to) make this clear. 



On Jul 9, 2014, at 1:13 PM, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:

> The success criteria is predicated “on input” -- is pressing enter on a link “input”?  In this context it seems like a navigation command and not an input command.
> Jonathan
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 17:44:41 UTC

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