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RE: Pop-Ups

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 18:05:28 +0100
Message-ID: <FDFC0668A850D246BC4231715D94904E0CD594@uranus.jkd.co.uk>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Jim and List members,
To answer the scripting question for you Jim, please find info below.

We used a server-side script to allow users with no JS to access the page. If no JS was available and another link was required (to HTML version without pop-up) this was offered as a redundant text link as the original pop-up info was available from near the bottom of the page in the main navigation.

This, as far as I know, was the best available fix. If anyone can see a fault in this or can recommend a better method I would love to know - I have found with this subject that there is so much to know that I am always learning. Thanks to the list for that...

Kind regards


-----Original Message-----
From:	Jim Ley [mailto:jim@jibbering.com]
Sent:	Fri 10/18/2002 5:42 PM
To:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: Pop-Ups

"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.)


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