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Re: Seeking guidance...

From: Christopher Atkinson <cwa@pipeline.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 23:23:14 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thank you for the clear statement of what is wrong with popup windows. Would
I be correct if I concluded that the corollary of your statement is that
when the user *wants* to change focus, popups are okay?

As an example, I have an <A> link with the text "Site Contents". OnClick or
onKeyPress it opens a popup window containing a list of links to pages in my
site. Focus passes to the popup (which should not annoy the user, since site
contents is what he or she wants). OnClick or onKeyPress, the main window's
"location.href" is changed to the selected link, focus shifts to the main
window and the popup closes down. Again, the user should not be annoyed,
since navigating to the selected page is what he or she wants.

Or are all popups irremediably nasty, and I am just deluding myself because
I want to play with JavaScript?

Received on Thursday, 6 April 2000 23:30:32 UTC

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