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Re: DC2002 and Accessibility Metadata

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 17:42:43 +0000
Message-ID: <3D837513.10808@btinternet.com>
To: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
CC: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, Liddy.Nevile@motile.net

slightly off topic:

regarding the use of pop-ups, there seems to be a faction that only know 
of the annoying variety, there are plenty of positive uses for them.

music, radio and film sites frequently use them. this content is the 
type which does not benefit from filling the screen.
they open in a new small window, and one can continue browsing and 
seaching as needed, in the original window.

what arguments are there against this type?


(Our users with severe learning difficulties, would never find these 
pages if they had to navigate through their homepages, so we link 
directly to them, assuming ie6 with plugins. in the future it might be 
possible to include some sort of -browser-sniffing- however this content 
negotiation is tricky. )

john foliot wrote:

I argue that inclusion of pop-ups creates accessibility barriers to users of certain
technologies, and should be avoided - period.
Received on Saturday, 14 September 2002 12:52:27 UTC

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