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Accessibility Checkpoint JavaScript opens new window without warning


Avoid specifying a new window as the target of a link using JavaScript.


Displaying new windows without warning is very confusing to non-sighted users because some screen readers do not give any indication when new windows appear. If you cannot avoid displaying a new window, insert a warning like the following: "This link will open in a new window".

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This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlLinkScriptNewWindow