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[Bug 8379] Remove Section 4.11.1 The Details Element

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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 06:30:12 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-19 06:30:12 ---
Since people have asked me what the rationale for having <details> in the spec
in the first place was (as opposed to the rationale for having it in or out of
a particular version of the spec, which I think is an editorial issue):

The <details> element is needed to provide an accessible way of reflecting a
common application widget in HTML-based applications without requiring authors
to use extensive scripting, ARIA, and platform-specific CSS to get the same


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