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Re: Clarification sought on checkpoint 10.1

From: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 00:00:34 -0400
Message-ID: <004501c0e8bd$14944c20$59b10f18@alex1.va.home.com>
To: "Graham Oliver" <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Cc: "IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
you can put a generic message on top if you have a  lot of links that will
basically tell the user that
the links will open a separate pop-up windows or one on top of the other.

note, the trick here is whether you open a new window on top of the current
window or a pop-up where you control the size, placement and commands. in
any case, let the user know.

you can also put a link next to the web site description that says <pop-up>.

another case would be to post a message that you are leaving the site or use
a message that says <you are exiting this site> some people have disclaimers
attached.

also when i read, "do not change the current window without informing the
user", i take this to mean they are talking about the current site going
someplace else.  so an internal link changes the current window and the
external link will change the window - so this is ok.  trick is if new
windows are opened or if the new browser window is opened on top of the
current.

comments?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Oliver" <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:22 PM
Subject: Clarification sought on checkpoint 10.1


> Checkpoint 10.1 states
> 'Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned
> windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to
> appear and do not change the current window without
> informing the user.'
>
> looking for clarification on the second part 'do not
> change the current window without informing the user.'
>
> Can someone tell me what this means please
>
> Cheers
> Graham Oliver
>
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