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RE: link in new window debate

From: <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 07:30:51 -0500
Message-ID: <B239BEDED044074C8E2CCC3A9162F2A905B487CA@swilnts804.wil.fusa.com>
To: <paul@ten-20.com>, <info@atutor.ca>, <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <info@atutor.ca>

First, for some of you this response will wind up being an attachment.  I'll apologize for that even though I have no control over it.  

Can someone please explain the difference between a link that announces it will open in a new browser window and notepad opening when I select View > Source.  If there is a difference, is it anything other than a user preference?  As for browser history...if a new window opens and the user wants to capture the URL in their history list, copy the url from the new window [available even if the developer prevents the address bar from appearing], and paste it into the parent window address bar.

I believe what causes most of this frustration is unexpected new windows.  Don't know anyone that enjoys windows opening simply because I entered or left a site.  This experience is not comparable to clicking on a link that informs a user ahead of time that a new window will open.  

Kurt Mattes

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Davis [mailto:paul@ten-20.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 8:54 PM
To: Info AT ATutor; Phill Jenkins
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; Info AT ATutor
Subject: Re: link in new window debate

Pay more attention to the needs of people with cognitive disabilities

I am anyway, try teaching people with the attention span of a goldfish.
Repetition gains a whole new meaning.........now where was I

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