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Re: Pop-Ups

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 08:59:28 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200210190759.g9J7xSM02515@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> To add something more to this, I recently wrote a large corporate
* document for a large investment bank. This organisation used a pop-up for
* legal and privacy information. 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.

In my experience, effective legal notices always get in the way of using
a web site, whether or not done as popups. That this particular kind of
legal notice is necessary is the result of governments trying to counter
commercial amorality similar to that which results in inaccessible sites;
the other reason is the legal profession trying to re-instate its status.
(Also, I don't want to experience a web site, I want to use it. "The
user experience" tends to be one of the most common excuses for poor

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