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


From: glen walker
Date: Mar 21, 2022 4:56PM

When you click on a link, you expect for your context to change. That's
what a link is for so 3.2.2 doesn't fail.

The question might be whether the link opens in the same page or opens a
new tab/window. Is the former not a change of context but the latter is?

Personally, I don't fail it. I might point out that it's a nice UX to
notify the user.

On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 4:51 PM Kevin Prince < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> That's really dancing on the head of a pin. The effect is that there's a
> high likelihood of disorientation by opening a new window unexpectedly -
> magnification users, cognitively challenged users, screenreaders too won't
> get the clues that it has happened.