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Re: Accessibility and mailto links

From: Marjolein Katsma <access@javawoman.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 17:58:50 +0200
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To: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

At 02:41 2001-06-05 +0100, 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.

Have a look at mine, then: http://hshelp.com/ - is that clear enough? (There should be an email link on every page.)

(I'm planning to redesign and extend the whole site, it was designed with only "naive" ideas about accessibility; although the late Len Kasday was "disappointed" when his Wave tool could not find any real problems with it ;-)


Marjolein Katsma
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