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RE: Section 508 1194.22(p)


From: Cohen, Lisa A.
Date: Mar 27, 2002 12:23PM

In order to achieve the "allow user additional time..." , you can show a
link - call it "Extend My Time To Complete This Form". When clicked, this
can open a new window (either with Javascript, or to avoid using Javascript
you use the target attribute in your <a href, and you specify a name which
doesn't exist as the target). This will open a new window with a page that
can just contain a message saying "Your time has been extended, close this
window to return to your page". When the user returns to the original page,
all of their input values are still there, and because the new window was
opened, their session is automatically renewed which would give them more
time. So they could hit this button as often as they need.

Theoretically this should work and not interfere with security. Javascript
can also be avoided.

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