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Re: Spawned browsers

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 08:38:59 -0500
Message-Id: <199808251341.IAA24193@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>, "w3c-wai-ua@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
What is the HTML that is sent (or other commands) that tells the browser to
spawn itself?
Jon


At 02:36 PM 8/24/98 -0500, Paul Adelson wrote:
>The current UA draft doesn’t seem to cover spawned browser windows 
>entirely new copies of the browser that can currently be generated
>without the user’s awareness. Spawned windows present a number of
>accessibility issues. For instance, I can’t even describe the confusion
>I recently witnessed when a server error message got routed to an
>‘invisible’ browser window that didn’t have the focus.
>
>The potential for spawned browsers housing nasty applets that a blind
>user has no way to know about is another problematic issue.
>
>I would like to suggest the following:
>
>1) The user should have the option of being notified when a new copy of
>the browser is opened, and that notification should be available to
>third party applications such as screen readers.
>2) The user should have the option of overriding any author designated
>properties for spawned browsers, such as window size, whether or not the
>standard toolbar is available, whether or not scripts are enabled, etc.
>3) Every open copy of a browser should have a separate, accessible
>identifier. For example, Netscape and IE currently put the page name and
>their name on the browser title-bar (e.g. “YourCo Home  Netscape”).
>When multiple copies of the browser are open, a more informative title
>would be something like “YourCo Home  Netscape Copy 3” or “YourCo Home
> MS Internet Explorer: 2”.
>
> -- Paul
> 
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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