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Re: Text Subteam Minutes for 24 January

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:36:35 -0500
Message-Id: <E1Rpp1t-0004bb-8Z@lisa.w3.org>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>,Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Hi Laura,

At 02:28 PM 1/24/2012 -0600, Laura Carlson wrote:
>Hi Janina and Judy,
>
><...>
> >   <Judy> js: Philippe I was wondering about Laura's question or
> > assertion that Jonas and Ian might in the meantime be
> >   working on another approach? Do you have any thoughts about whether
> > there might be work going on in the background?
>
>The delay  allowed time for Jonas' hidden proposal [1] to be
>incorporate into the  editor's draft. Ian changed the editor's draft
>[2] [3] to say,
>
>"The hidden attribute must not be used to hide content that could
>legitimately be shown in another presentation... if something is
>marked hidden, it is hidden from all presentations, including, for
>instance, screen readers..."
>
>It goes on 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."

Thanks for the info about this change in the meantime on a related 
issue. Looking into that.

- Judy


>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
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