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Re: PopUp Windows / New Windows

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 17:41:54 -0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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"John Foliot - bytown internet" <foliot@bytowninternet.com> wrote in
message news:GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENCEIOCLAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com...

> Locking down window sizes seems to me to be
> counter-productive...

Perhaps, but again, making a pop-up window not-resizable, is a choice the
author has suggested, the default is to have the window resizable, so
again it's only an argument if the script is poorly authored.  Of course
one of the biggest problems we have is atrocious script authoring.

> Back to the JavaScript example, with the explosion of "anti pop-up"
software
> out there (Popup Killer - www.stopzilla.com, Popup Zapper -
> www.versiontracker.com, BanPopup - www.oiisoft.com/BanPopup, PopUpCop -
> www.popupcop.com, ...need I go on?)  Clearly many mainstream users
dislike
> this behaviour, as witnessed by the softwares above and others like it.
And
> none of these softwares (that I'm aware of) recognize "good" popups .vs
> "bad" popups.

but only the worst prevent simple fallback of a simple link working (the
worst here being Mozilla's built in version until the bug was fixed)

> > I have to say I don't believe they can even "sort of" let alone
anything
> > else.
>
> OK, Jim, I should have stated "allege to".  See:
> www.mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/sniffer/browser_type.html

Yes, There's a "new" bug in mozilla about that page:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108162
It's only 10 months old...

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 15 September 2002 13:42:13 GMT

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