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Re: Links and target frames

From: Harry Loots <harry.loots@ieee.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:11:44 +0100
Message-ID: <CA++-QFfAD5CFL4=GqqR9UxksY_30Nt27dz8FCMub2RXCW76MNA@mail.gmail.com>
To: judy@accessibilityexperts.ca
Cc: WAI Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Judy
it is not clear to me whether the user will be are clicking on a link in a
web page (HTML) / or in a Word document?

Kind regards, Harry


On 16 November 2012 17:55, Judy Gregg <judy@accessibilityexperts.ca> wrote:

> Wondering if I could get your feedback on what is the most accessible
> choice of target frame for a link to open once it is clicked on.****
>
> ** **
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> There has been different opinions that I have heard. What I keep hearing
> is that if you choose none or default it is the most accessible. Yet some
> people have also said that sometimes when this option is selected that they
> sometimes get stuck and cannot go back to where they originally were on a
> webpage. For example, they are browsing a webpage and there is a link to a
> document, they select the document and it replaces the webpage they were
> on.  There is not an option to go back to the original webpage they were on
> and the back button does not take them back to the original webpage. ****
>
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> If the document they were selecting opened in a new window, they would be
> able to close or minimize the document and still be able to go back to the
> original webpage they were viewing.****
>
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> If a person was browsing the web using a keyboard only, would having the
> document open and replace the current webpage and not be able to go back to
> the original webpage be considered to have a keyboard trap?****
>
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>
> The screen capture below shows the various options from a website you can
> choose when selecting a hyperlink which are none, same frame, whole page,
> new window, parent frame.****
>
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>
> [image: Screen capture showing the options of how a page will be opened
> once a link is selected within a webpage.]****
>
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>
> The screen capture below shows the various options from Word 2010 you can
> choose when selecting a hyperlink which are page default (none), same
> frame, whole page, new window, parent frame, none.****
>
> ** **
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> [image: Screen capture showing the options of how a page will be opened
> once a link is selected within Word 2010.]****
>
> ** **
>
> Another question is the screen tip for the links, in which situations
> would this be useful? If a person is using a screen reader, would they have
> to hear the description of the link and the screen tip?****
>
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>
> Does the version of browser affect any of the choices in selecting the
> target frame?****
>
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>
> Your suggestion or feedback would be appreciated.****
>
> ** **
>
> Judy****
>


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