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Second Browser Window Question

From: Joel Sanda <joels@ecollege.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 15:52:41 -0700
Message-ID: <1F65B84ED796D3119307009027DE0A51A44AE5@pikespeak.ecollege.com>
To: "W3C/WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I can think of many instances when opening a second browser window would add
a level of functionality to a site that would otherwise be missing. A second
window could contain, for instance, a 'control pad' or list of links for the
site. This would keep the list separate from the site's content, and mean a
listener would not have to listen to the site's navigation over and over
again, as pages load for new content sections. It would essentially be
mimicking a frameset, keeping content separate from navigation.

Opening a second window is risky for accessibility though, as it changes the
focus or location of the user.

Question: is alerting the listener of a second browser window in the TITLE
attribute of the Anchor tag sufficient 'warning' that a second browser
window will be spawned? If not, what would this list suggest?

Thanks!

Joel

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Received on Monday, 10 January 2000 17:52:42 GMT

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