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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 15:16:43 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18744

--- Comment #3 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2012-09-06 15:16:43 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> (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

example should be:

><label for="test" hidden>label</label>
> <input type="text" id="test">

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