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Re: Pop-up windows

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:11:13 -0500
Message-Id: <199807211411.JAA12815@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>, charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Would you be willing to write up a short description of the problem and
your view of the options available to solve the problem of pop up windows.
 Send it to the list and then I will then add it to the issue list page.
Thank you,


At 11:35 AM 7/21/98 +0200, nir dagan wrote:
>This is in response to an (eclosed below) message to the GL list 
>I think that pop up windows should go to User 
>Agents too, not only to authoring guidelines.
>What I do to avoid them is that I turn off JavaScript and Java.
>It would have been better if browsers could have been configured 
>to disable/customize particular scripting functions.
>I suspect though that this can be put in a User agent guidelines,
>only after there is a DOM spec. recommendation.
>Nir Dagan 
>> An interesting point raised on the IG list - pop-up windows throw people 
>> out of context. Which is hell for navigation.
>> DaveP said that his approach was to immediately close them down (my usual 
>> approach) as the only way to cope with them.
>> We should add them in section C - they are control devices. I think they 
>> are a no-no for accessibility (P1) although it could be argued that since 
>> they are just an annoyance (making everyone equal) and can be shut down 
>> they are only a P2 no-no.
>> Charles McCN
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