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RE: forms problem

From: Harry Woodrow <harrry@email.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:56:34 +0800
To: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>, <snip@hellbusch.de>, <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Wouldn't it be reasonable to open a new page with the help but to clearly
have as the first statement on the page instructions such as:"This helppage
has opened in a new browser window,when you wish to return to the page you
were on please close this window."
That way no one is annoyed much, the WAI Guideline in respect to not
changing focus without informing the user is satisfied and everyone should
be able to use it.

Harry Woodrow
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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
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Sent: Tuesday, 15 January 2002 4:43 PM
To: snip@hellbusch.de; david@djwhome.demon.co.uk; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: forms problem

> > 3. A long version of the form in which fields are interleaved with
> > documentation.
> That is something which causes (sometimes great) difficulties for the
> partially sighted. But it is in tendancy a lot of text, I should think
> making some other people impatient ... it is in a way in
> conflict with WAI's "clear navigation".

What's that saying about 'some of the people some of the time'.

OK which is better / worse.
Confused by navigational techniques, or annoyed by verbose help
only needed by some people?

My perspective would be to annoy the swift folk (as little as possible).

Regards DaveP


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