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Re: Is breaking the back button a WCAG 2.0 accessibility failure?

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From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Aug 23, 2012 1:13PM


Well this is where the URL does not change at all so the entire new page/content is loaded in via AJAX I guess and then when the back button is pressed it reloads the whole page back to the homepage.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
Deque Systems
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On Aug 23, 2012, at 2:07 PM, Jim Allan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> It Violates User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
> 3.2.2 Back Button : The user can reverse recognized navigation between
> web addresses (e.g. standard "back button" functionality). (Level AA)
>
> from the latest editors draft
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2012/ED-IMPLEMENTING-UAAG20-20120816
>
> Jim Allan,
> Co-chair User Agent working group
>
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Paul J. Adam < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> The back button is said to be the most used out of all the buttons on a web browser so if the user presses the back button and instead of taking them back to the previous screen it reloads the entire page and takes them to the home page, is that an accessibility failure?
>>
>> I know it's terrible usability.
>>
>> Paul J. Adam
>> Accessibility Evangelist
>> Deque Systems
>> <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> www.PaulJAdam.com
>> @pauljadam on Twitter
>>
>> >> >> >
>
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