Creating Accessible PopupsSunday, July 24th, 2005 at 2:39 pm
As some might know, I am currently writing a chapter for “Constructing Accessible Web Sites” by Apress / Friends of Ed.
As an example, I am writing a script to allow for “accessible” pop-up windows. I had an idea I hadn’t seen yet before and wondered if I should pursue with it.
Here’s the deal:
- We cannot assume that the user agent allows for popup windows
- When we only use HTML and the target attribute, we can open a window, but cannot “style” it or close it with a button
Therefore I considered using link relationships in conjunction with a script to make the whole process failsafe:
would be changed by the script to a link opening the new window and get a message attached that it does so.
would get a close.window() attached and the text changed to “close window”.
Any comments why that is a bad idea and what would be a better one?
Yes, I will point out that popups should be avoided.