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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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