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Re: Current spec text [Was: longdesc Issue 30 deserves to be resolved]

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:23:36 +1100
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mM=fVvDDHF-PYiyNq4wCvtOg0oDPNa3kh-7-9VEFCHDg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Monika Trebo <mtrebo@stanford.edu>
Just a nitpick: with "hidden proposal" you mean "a proposal on
referencing hidden text" rather than "a proposal that was hidden away
from us" (which was my initial reading). :-)
Cheers,
Silvia.

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 7:47 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Janina,
>
>> Laura Carlson writes:
>>> * Your delay has also allowed Jonas to work with Ian to incorporate
>>> his hidden proposal into the editor's draft. Your delay biases the
>>> issue.
>>>
>>
>> Can you say more on this, or perhaps provide a pointer or two?
>
> Yes, I just did on a reply to the minutes. Basically the delay
> allowed time for Jonas' hidden proposal [1] to be incorporate into the
>  editor's draft. Jonas had proposed changing the following spec text:
>
> "Elements that are not hidden should not link to or refer to elements
> that are hidden."
>
> to
>
> "Elements that are not hidden should not link to or refer to elements
> that are hidden. However, ARIA attributes are exempted from this rule
> and are allowed to point to contents inside hidden elements"
>
> Ian changed the editor's draft [2] [3] to say,
>
> "It would be fine, however, to use the ARIA aria-describedby attribute
> to refer to descriptions that are themselves hidden. While hiding the
> descriptions implies that they are not useful alone, they could be
> written in such a way that they are useful in the specific context of
> being referenced from the images that they describe."
>
> Best Regards,
> Laura
>
> [1] http://tinyurl.com/82rf7vq
> [2] http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=6894&to=6895
> [3] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/editing.html#the-hidden-attribute
>
> --
> Laura L. Carlson
>
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