Script opens new window without warning Accessibility Checkpoint


This element uses JavaScript to open a new window without warning as the user tabs through the controls.


Warn the user that a new window will appear.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 6.49 May 2023 Improved detection.
  • 6.47 Dec 2022 Improved event handler detection.
  • 5.39 Nov 2020 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.1 Jan 2013 Fixed false negative on HTML 5 input fields with mixed-case TYPE attributes.
  • 4.4 Aug 2011 Fail on forms that open popups, if popup warning is in content not read out in forms mode.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccWcag2-F37-1