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Re: Accessibility and mailto links

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 19:51:01 -0700
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To: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 06:41 PM 6/4/2001 , Graham Oliver wrote:
>mailto' links can be a problem because :-
>1. They pop-up an email program that the user may not
>2. They break checkpoint 10.1, unless there is a clear
>signal that the link will open the user's email
>software. I have never seen this on a web site.

Except that the behavior of a mailto link is totally under the
control of the user's user agent (browser) and can/should be
configured within the browser if the user the desires.

Therefore I think this is at worst a problem with user agents,
and not a problem with mailto: links at all.


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
Technical Developer Liaison
Reef North America
Tel +1 949-567-7006
Received on Monday, 4 June 2001 22:51:33 UTC

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