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Re: popup Javascript alert - accessible?

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 13:29:29 -0400
To: Jim Byrne <j.byrne@gcal.ac.uk>, W3c_Access <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <01a901c1ebb5$979ecfe0$19e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>
If someone has javascript disabled or the software does not support
javascript, the window will never open.  I do like the idea of form
validation though.  examples in forms can help.  the site:
http://www.fedex.com
is replete with examples of bad design on this score.  they do not help
me figure out at all what I have done rong, they mark stuff in bold.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Byrne" <j.byrne@gcal.ac.uk>
To: "W3c_Access" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 10:55 AM
Subject: popup Javascript alert - accessible?


Hi,

I'm doing an audit of a site that uses Javascript to check that forms
have
been filled in properly. If required information is missing from the
form a
Javascript alert message appears (in it's own dialog box). Is this an
accessibility problem for people using screen reading technology - or
are
dialog boxes easily recognised and dealt with by the software and the
user?

Thanks,
Jim

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