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RE: New Window inform

From: Hy Cohen <hy@miplet.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 09:54:44 -0700
To: "'David Woolley'" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002101c2568f$47b71c90$83a8f5d1@hh2tg01>

Please remember, to tell those using screen readers it is a pop-up.  It
can be very confusing to figure out what in the world is going on.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of David Woolley
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 6:38 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: New Window inform

> can someone tell me what=20
> a[target=3D"pop_up"]:after { content: "(This will open in a new =
> window.)"; } does, ie how one accesses this information?

1) Use a browser with a strong CSS2 implementation, and which supports
   frames, and doesn't have popups disabled by the user;
2) Code in a transitional version of HTML;
3) Code links that you want to pop up similar to:

<a href="...." target="pop_up">.......</a>

One with a strong CSS2 implementation but frames unsupported or
popups disabled will still show the message but not pop up!

Specifically, as part of a CSS2 style sheet, the rule selects A elements
that have a target attribute with the value pop_up, and causes an
additional inline box to be inserted into the CSS rendering model, after
the contents of the A element, containing the text:

  (This will open in a new window.)

and with other rendering attributes inherited from the A element box
(I'm not sure if this includes :active dependent ones).

On windowing, frames capable browsers with popups enabled, and no
existing frame called pop_up, such a link, when activated, will create a
new window for the content.  (Subsequent uses will re-use the same
window, unless it is closed in the mean time.)

Frames related attributes and elements are not supported in strict
versions or in XHTML 1.1.
Received on Saturday, 7 September 2002 12:55:05 UTC

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