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Re: Second Browser Window Question

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 18:09:02 -0500
Message-ID: <387A668E.D26C9950@clark.net>
To: Joel Sanda <joels@ecollege.com>
CC: "W3C/WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
in the new window, tell us how to close it.  I don't see that it is
necessary to have a second window for the reasons you site.  both of
them can be achieved nicely with links or a skip link.  I am not
necessarily opposed to second windows, but it is best to avoid them for
all sorts of reasons.

Joel Sanda wrote:
> 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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