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Re: Pop-Ups

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 14:56:21 -0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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"Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote in message

> Now, if new windows opened up automatically, without the user selecting
> link, then that is a problem.  And there are two variations on that
> scenario - first, opening on top of the current window and second,
> underneath or behind the current window.  Most of the current so called
> advertising pop-ups behave this second way.

No they don't, on many UA's they all open the first way, they immediately
attempt to "blur" themselves/focus the main window - which might set them
under, but that just generates more focus changes, not less.  Windows
automatically changing focus which is what a popunder does, is much less
usable than a window opening - a popunder is a popup + automatic focus
changes.  (Do any "real" browsers prevent automatic focus changes other
than by disabling javascript?)

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