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FW: [Bug 18744] New: drop WAI-ARIA scope restriction in the text adopted in ISSUE-204

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:34:53 +0000
To: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
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FYI.

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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Subject: [Bug 18744] New: drop WAI-ARIA scope restriction in the text adopted in ISSUE-204

https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18744


           Summary: drop WAI-ARIA scope restriction in the text adopted in
                    ISSUE-204
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: erika.doyle@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: eoconnor@apple.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Currently, the spec says

> User Agents are encouraged to expose the full semantics of hidden 
> elements to Assistive Technology when such elements are referenced 
> from WAI-ARIA attributes such as aria-describedby.

Instead of specifically referring to WAI-ARIA here, we could generalize this encouragement to other such cases. Something like this maybe:

> When a hidden="" element is related to another element by ID reference 
> (e.g. with aria-describedby=""), User Agents are encouraged to expose 
> the full semantics of the hidden="" element to Assistive Technology.

This might help alleviate PF's concern that HTML5 unduly specifies changes to WAI-ARIA in this clause.

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