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Re: Pop-up windows -- is there any situation where they are OK?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 23:05:14 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200112052305.fB5N5EG08246@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> OK, my question: is that a way to use links that open new browser
> windows that is accessible and complies with WCAG Double-A?

Firstly, you cannot rely on the browser being physically capable of
supporting multiple windows, target is deprecated, and JavaScript may
be disabled.

Given that the page still falls back OK, you would probably need to
add an explanation, near the top of the page (except where the page is
not a possible entry point to a sequence), that some (not just
graphical) characteristic of a link indicates that it may, depending
on the browser, open a new window, and then consistently mark each
such link.

As its a form, you could also make it a user profile choice.
Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2001 18:21:09 UTC

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