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Re: why are we pursuing this idea? (was: Implementation Details request on Issue 204 Decision)

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:03:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3dO6RrCRe+NScfHTWRWNqrSMkYG6ZO_xMp=dnG_Pgzozw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Steve Faulkner
<faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> "A key rationale for exposing @hidden content via @aria-describedby is
> that naive authors will expect such content to be exposed whatever the
> specs and linters say."
>
> I have not disagreed with the concept of referencing @hidden content,
> but as to providing access to all hidden content just in case, I think
> we need to educate authors rather than accomodate their naivety.

Why do you think it's better for user agents not to expose such
content when such education efforts fail, as they normally do?

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:04:44 GMT

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