[Bug 22993] New: Expose target and formtarget attributes to ATs


            Bug ID: 22993
           Summary: Expose target and formtarget attributes to ATs
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML a11y APIs (editor: Steve Faulkner, Cynthia
          Assignee: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
          Reporter: taken.spc@gmail.com
        QA Contact: sideshowbarker+html-a11y-api@gmail.com
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,

Some WCAG 2.0 Success Criterions require/recommend warning when opening new
window. As target and formtarget attributes are machine readable information,
these should be exposed to ATs through Accessible APIs.

I believe that HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide spec
should define how to expose target and formtarget attributes to ATs.

Once they are exposed, ATs can warn users when new window will be opened even
web pages don't indicate that in link text.

Related WCAG Techs:

H83: Using the target attribute to open a new window on user request and
indicating this in link text

G200: Opening new windows and tabs from a link only when necessary

G201: Giving users advanced warning when opening a new window

Related HTML Specs:

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Received on Saturday, 17 August 2013 03:40:09 UTC