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apparent contradiction

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:37:01 -0400 (EDT)
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Name: Glen Wallis
Email: glen.wallis@opc.com.au
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 3.2.2
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: apparent contradiction
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The definition of "user interface component" states (at Note 2) that this includes links. The definition of a "change of context" has, as an example "opening a new window" and yet the document "Understanding SC 3.2.2" states that giving users advanced warning when opening a new window is not required for conformance.

If a link is a user interface component and opening a new window is a change of context, does it not follow that opening a new window without warning the user is a failure under SC 3.2.2? 

Proposed Change:
clarify whether the definitions are correct and whether the "Understaning SC 3.2.2" document is incorrect.
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