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Re: Popups

From: userite_richard <richard@userite.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:01:01 -0000
Message-ID: <2B906947C2FD4AC6ACF7B218660492E8@Bunny>
To: "Andy Laws" <adlaws@gmail.com>, "WAI Interest Group list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
It need not be a bad idea, it just depends upon how you impliment it.
Remember that the pop-up almost certainly takes the focus away from the current window. Blind users will not know this unless you tell them AND provide a clear method to close the pop-up and return the user to the point immediately after where the pop-up activated.  Also remember to provide a text based alternative for those who do not have javascripting.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andy Laws 
  To: WAI Interest Group list 
  Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 12:30 PM
  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
  e-mail: adlaws@gmail.com
  Telephone:: +44 (0) 7828822987
Received on Friday, 18 March 2011 13:08:25 UTC

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