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

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 00:57:58 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3eikPyrOGh4hJUd92Lq7TTP0JTDzrJ9eCJnUQuan91+cA@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Cc: LĂ©onie Watson <lwatson@nomensa.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 8:07 PM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:
> 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/

Cheers for the clarification. Browser behavior is comparatively easy
to change to whatever the WG decides is best.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Friday, 18 May 2012 23:58:47 UTC

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