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Re: Popups

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:25:06 +0100
To: "Andy Laws" <adlaws@gmail.com>, "WAI Interest Group list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, userite_richard <richard@userite.com>
Message-ID: <op.vsjmb4m5wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:01:01 +0100, userite_richard <richard@userite.com>  
wrote:

> It need not be a bad idea, it just depends upon how you impliment it.
> Remember that the pop-up almost certainly takes the focus away from the  
> current window. Blind users will not know this unless you tell them AND  
> provide a clear method to close the pop-up and return the user to the  
> point immediately after where the pop-up activated.  Also remember to  
> provide a text based alternative for those who do not have javascripting.

And of course remember that many users have pop-ups blocked by default  
now, so won't actually see it even if they are not blind.

cheers

Chaals

> Richard
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Andy Laws
>   To: WAI Interest Group list
>   Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:30 PM
>   Subject: Popups
>
>
>   Dear WAI
>
>
>   I currently have a client that wants a JavaScript pop up on a site  
> each time a product is added to the basket, can somebody please tell me  
> why this is a bad idea from a an accessibility and usability prospective
>
>
>   Regards
>
>
>   Andy
>
>   --
>   Andrew Laws Bsc(Hons) MBCS, FBCS
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