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Accessibility Checkpoint WCAG 2 F22


Avoid specifying a new window as the target of a link with target=_blank.


Displaying new windows without warning can be very confusing to non-sighted and mobile users. Some screen readers and mobile devices give very little indication a new tab or window has opened. If you cannot avoid displaying a new window, insert a warning into the link text like the following: «opens in a new window».

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlLinkTargetNew