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Re: resizing windows and back button

From: James Craig <work@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:13:16 -0600
Message-ID: <001101c2d151$9fef6e20$c8280f0a@JCRAIG>
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Perhaps I misunderstood you. Because you mentioned cookies, I assumed you
were talking about setting the cookie on an HTML page and using JavaScript
to resize the window when you returned to the page.

Now it sounds like you are talking about adding an automatic feature to a UA
application that will be independant of any web page. Is that what you mean?
This is something like what I was refering to when I mentioned Mozilla's
selective script control.

Can you please clarify which one of these options you're suggesting?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: "James Craig" <work@cookiecrook.com>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: resizing windows and back button

> James,
> Does it makes sense to have a guideline: not to open a new window, when
> if one links off site, the results are so unpredictable, and the
> controls so few that the results might be considered as bad as settling
> for a pop up.
> Many sites design their pop ups for a particular size, they frequently
> prevent resizing,  If you've ever clicked the backspace button when
> this is the only window open you'll know what I mean....
> The results are not pretty if you keep them in a larger window, the
> background tends to get repeated all over.  an equally serious concern
> is the removal of various options such as toolbars, scrollbars, etc.
> The UA does not have these problems, it has the potential to remember
> the state it was in on leaving a site.
> Jonathan
Received on Monday, 10 February 2003 18:22:47 UTC

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