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RE: Popups

From: John Colby <John.Colby@bcu.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:47:21 -0000
Message-ID: <123505CD74170A4097732B2AC5326CB0060823B1@STAFFEXA.staff.uce.ac.uk>
To: "Andy Laws" <adlaws@gmail.com>, "WAI Interest Group list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
	Because people are warned about them - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-popups
	Because of their association with scams, viruses, malware, sites using popups are 'less trustworthy'
	Users with sight or cognitive problems - http://soap.stanford.edu/show.php?contentid=47
	(And personally) if they insist on using popups I'll go away.

John Colby BA PGCE
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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org on behalf of Andy Laws
Sent: Fri 18/03/2011 12:30
To: WAI Interest Group list
Subject: Popups

Dear WAI

I currently have a client that wants a JavaScript pop up on a site each time a product is added to the basket, can somebody please tell me why this is a bad idea from a an accessibility and usability prospective  



Andrew Laws Bsc(Hons) MBCS, FBCS
www.opelnet.co.uk <http://www.opelnet.co.uk/> 
www.cubiks.com <http://www.cubiks.com/> 
www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk <http://www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk/> 
e-mail: adlaws@gmail.com
Telephone:: +44 (0) 7828822987
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