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RE: Thoughts on links in a new window/tab

From: Nimisha Joshi <nimisha.joshi@northwestern.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 23:14:30 +0000
To: Jens Oliver Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1433286870417.62036@northwestern.edu>
Thanks for your reply, Jens. I am hoping to hear from more people.


From: jens.meiert@gmail.com <jens.meiert@gmail.com> on behalf of Jens Oliver Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:24 AM
To: Nimisha Joshi
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Thoughts on links in a new window/tab

> 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 23:15:01 UTC

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