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Re: Thoughts on links in a new window/tab

From: Jens Oliver Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 16:24:08 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJ0g8QSayv0HdZwCzxRF5EQVwQPHF76oAV0J4_eMxnt4aj=Utg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nimisha Joshi <nimisha.joshi@northwestern.edu>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> I am writing to get some thoughts on opening links in a new tab/window. I am
> aware of the accessibility guidelines, however I am curious to know the
> thoughts of this groups.

>From my experience it’s preferable to do so sparely and only open new
windows for special document types [1] or if there is a risk that
information would get lost.

[1] http://www.nngroup.com/articles/open-new-windows-for-pdfs/

Jens Oliver Meiert
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2015 14:24:57 UTC

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