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Use of hidden labels/descriptions in the wild? [Re: HTML-A11y TF minutes, 17th May 2012]

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 19:03:09 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3fPpXfsb+ufhouz6AV_ndcmUS2v5HP8+s=-xmk2hFJ4Ww@mail.gmail.com>
To: Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>
Cc: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Léonie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com> wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/2012/05/17-html-a11y-minutes.html,text

In the minutes John Foliot is recorded as saying: "Benjamin is saying
that it shouldn't be allowed to happen. It's already happening, so all
we're trying to do is document the truth."

Did he just mean that some browsers today expose @hidden content to
accessible name and description calculation or is the assertion that
there's some actual web content in the wild that depends on this
behavior?

If the later, could someone please provide example URLs?

Cheers

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Friday, 18 May 2012 18:03:59 GMT

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