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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 19:48:09 +0200
Message-ID: <53BD8059.9000402@temesis.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Le 09/07/2014 19:12, Paul J. Adam a écrit :
> I didn't think that clicking a link was changing a setting though. 
> Users expect links to open URLs. A smart screen reader could look at 
> target=_blank and tell them that it opens a new window, or the browser 
> could do that.
> I think it's more of a best practice than a requirement.
> It's an interesting debate though, we've had it before at work and 
> determined it to be a AAA violation which clients rarely ask for.
> I think it's not really AAA either though. Still just a best practice. 
> I always recommend best practices, however, just don't require them.
> 3.2.5 Change on Request: Changes of context are initiated only by user 
> request or a mechanism is available to turn off such changes. (Level AAA)
> If a user clicks a link they are requesting to change their context.
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com <http://www.deque.com>
I perfectly agree with that at least we are sure it's an AAA 
requirement. Any opinion on using the 2.4.4 ?

Can the purpose of the link "W3c website" in <a 
href="http://www.w3c.org" target="_blank">w3c website</a> be determined 
without warning ?

I think the answer for that will depend on your definition of " nature 
of the result" in the link purpose definition

Aurélien Levy
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 17:48:35 UTC

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