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Re: New Window inform

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 21:44:59 -0700
Message-Id: <a05101008b9a1d79e173f@[]>
To: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, Hy Cohen <hy@miplet.com>
Cc: "'jonathan chetwynd'" <jonathan@peepo.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

This will only work in advanced enough browsers with screenreaders
that understand it -- which is to say I would not bet anything on
any current technologies understanding it. :<  In theory, this should
work, as CSS2 was out YEARS ago, but this is sadly not the case.


At 10:15 AM +0000 9/8/02, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>Thanks very much Hy, and Bill
>Do we have something screen readers will pick up, but that sighted 
>users wont be distracted by, unless they want to be?
>it seems that either my coding is astray, or else Kynn's proposed 
>solution* may be less than ideal...
>Kynn could you take a look? (is xhtml 1.0 transitional an issue?)
>Hy: Window-Eyes 4.2 Pro by GW Micro is not reading the pop-up 
>advice, Hy please could you confirm if jaws reads out the notice. 
>did you try typing a letter, each letter takes you to other music 
>stars, perhaps we can set one or two up for you?
>Bill: suggests that the advice should be written to the screen, 
>whereas as I understood this, it was primarily for screen readers.
>Jonathan: IE6 does not display the advice on the screen and a new 
>install of jaws 4.5(demo) on IE6 does not read the advice. though 
>i'm a novice.
>please excuse my errors, I'm considering setting the font size to 
>1pt, but perhaps we can find a better solution?
>*a[target="pop_up"]:after { content: "(This will open in a new window.)"; }

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