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Re: Links that open new windows and/or go off site


From: Steve Green
Date: Mar 18, 2022 8:49AM

No, because the change of context is not caused by changing the setting of a user interface component. It is caused by clicking a link.


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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Tom Livingston
Sent: 18 March 2022 14:18
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Links that open new windows and/or go off site

In light of the below, and I would interpret this as a change of context, does this mean then that we DO need to notify a user of the change before it happens?

On Thu, Mar 17, 2022 at 9:26 AM Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> The definition of a change of context specifically includes a change of viewport. A new window is one example of a change of viewport.
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/on-input.html#dfn-changes-
> of-context
> Steve


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