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[Bug 18744] drop WAI-ARIA scope restriction in the text adopted in ISSUE-204

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Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:52:50 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18744

steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2012-09-06 14:52:50 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> Currently, the spec says
> 
> > User Agents are encouraged to expose the full semantics of hidden
> > elements to Assistive Technology when such elements are referenced
> > from WAI-ARIA attributes such as aria-describedby.
> 
> Instead of specifically referring to WAI-ARIA here, we could generalize
> this encouragement to other such cases. Something like this maybe:
> 
> > When a hidden="" element is related to another element by ID reference
> > (e.g. with aria-describedby=""), User Agents are encouraged to expose
> > the full semantics of the hidden="" element to Assistive Technology.
> 
> This might help alleviate PF's concern that HTML5 unduly specifies
> changes to WAI-ARIA in this clause.

I would suggest that if the "(e.g. with aria-describedby="")" was removed and
replaced with a native HTML example: e.g.

<label for="test" style="display:none">label</label>
<input type="text" id="test">

Then the jurisdiction issue would be removed, as the for attribute is defined
in HTML

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