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Re: Pop-Ups

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 16:42:37 -0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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"Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk> wrote in message

>To comply with Data Protection Law
>in the UK this had to be available to every visitor to the
>site. Without pop-ups this was not possible without interfering with
>the users' experience of the site.
>We used server-side scripting to allow it in this instance,
>but we also were going to use a <noscript> to offer the
>information on a HTML page, until the client decided

Can you please explain how the organisation met the legal obligations you
state they had?  It seems to me that users without javascript would not
get to see the document you popped up?

> I am also interested in Jim Ley's comments on pop-up windows
> that display in the window that is being viewed rather than creating
> a new browser window. Can someone please let me know if this is
> possible (or have I got the wrong end of the stick?) and where I can
> find a good example of this.

I use them various places but none easily pointable too, at some point
soon I'll write up a techniques doc for it (the non-script/css fallback
is for the content to be at the end of the page, or via link if the data
is large, or even via a regular popup if necessary.)

Received on Friday, 18 October 2002 12:44:10 UTC

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