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RE: New window inform user, before or after link?

From: Bart Simons <bart.simons@ascii.be>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:37:30 +0100
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Kurt Mattes wrote:
> Any accessibility problem using a title attribute in the anchor tag?
> For example:
> <a href="http://www.somedest.com" title="opens a new browser
> window">link text"</a>
Most screenreaders will not read the title attribute, as the link text has
We found out the sollution mentioned below to be the best choice.


> The example I'm working on has to have an icon with alt
> text by these links , so something like this HTML example?
> <a href="test.html" target="_blank">Some link <img src="winicon.gif"
> alt="Link will open in new window"></a>

> David Poehlman
> it should be in the link.
> Rebecca Cox"
> Hi all,
> Where some sort of warning is used with links which open in a new window
> or popup (like an icon with alt text or text "link will open in new
> window", is it best to have this before or after the link itself? I'm
> mainly thinking of how this affects screen reader or braille reader
> users.
> Cheers,
> Rebecca Cox
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