Warn the user each time a link or button opens a new window

For each link or button that triggers the opening of a new window or a new tab, provide a pictogram or a statement in order to warn the internet user.

Example of a pictogram indicating that a new window is opened.

Warning

This pictogram or statement must be the same throughout the website.

Note

If it is not practical to add such a pictogram or statement (lack of space in the mock-up, for example), there are other solutions that can be used later in the development phase (adding tooltips, for example). Nevertheless, this is a compromise solution that is less effective than directly optimizing the link/button.

Find out more

  1. Associated accessibility guideline for HTML, CSS and JavaScript: 5.5. Give advance warning before opening a new window.

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