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

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 06:46:13 +0000 (GMT)
To: John Dunlop <john@johndunlop.info>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0403080637590.9241@hugin.webthing.com>

> Such warnings could, therefore, be as false and misleading in a
> windowing browsing environment as they are meaningless, absurd and
> potentially confusing in a windowless browsing environment.

Neither of those apply on the WWW as a whole, which is a heterogenous
browsing environment.  Accessibility warnings serve to help document
authors ensure they cater for all readers - including minorities to
whom none of a set of specific situations (such as you enumerated) apply.

OTOH that particular warning may(?) have outlived its usefulness now
that browsers in real life give their users more control.

Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 8 March 2004 01:46:45 UTC

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