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Re: Clarification sought on checkpoint 10.1

From: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 01:02:35 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20010531000235.94519.qmail@web10007.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Here is a page that does it

http://www.optavia.com/events/aus0600a.htm

I like the approach, I am not sure what the blue
triangle is doing on the page though <grin>

Cheers
Graham Oliver
--- Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org> wrote: > Hello,
> 
> I think others have clarified the intent of the
> second part of 10.1.  There 
> have also been a few suggestions on the list about
> how to warn users if a 
> new window will pop up or other ways to give the
> user control.
> 
> Here are two other neat ideas that I've seen
> (content solutions rather than 
> user agent):
> 
> 1. On a personal Web site, I saw a short javascript
> that will let the use 
> decide if windows are to open in a new window or
> not.  The user selects a 
> checkbox.  This obviously only works if scripts are
> loaded.  Note that the 
> default is not to open a new window.  I think this
> is really elegant. 
> Here's the script:
> <script language="Javascript">
> // thanks to blogger
> function targetLinks(boNew)
> {
> if (boNew)      where = "_blank";
> else where = "_self";
> for (var i=0; i<=(document.links.length-1); i++)
> {
> document.links[i].target = where;
> }
> }
> //--></script>
> 
> One of the first things on the page is a checkbox:
> <input type="checkbox" name="targetnew"
> onclick="targetLinks(this.checked)">
> 
> 2. Optavia [1] let's the user know when they will go
> to a different site by 
> using an image with alt-text within the link.  You
> could do something 
> similar, but say "will open in new window."
> Actually, Optavia does this but 
> can't find an instance of it on their site (on a
> really quick skim of the 
> site).
> 
> Hope this helps,
> --wendy
> 
> [1] http://www.optavia.com/rnd.htm
> At 11:22 PM 5/29/01 , Graham Oliver wrote:
> >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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