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

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 12:07:15 -0700
To: "'Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis'" <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, 'LĂ©onie Watson' <lwatson@nomensa.com>
Cc: <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <047501cd3529$71e69300$55b3b900$@ca>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 

"Still works when the link is hidden using the HTML5 hidden attribute or CSS display:none"

http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2012/05/firefox-14-image-long-description-via-link-using-aria-describedby/ 


JF
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