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

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Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2012 07:21:37 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #11 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2012-09-08 07:21:37 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> > 
> >  * a <map> referenced from <img usemap>
> >  * table headers referenced with the headers="" attribute
> I'm not sure I understand the use case of the latter example. If table headers
> exist - why would they be hidden? If there is a valid use case then please let
> us know.

James told us about an example of this. The "Stocks" widget in the Mac OS X
Dashboard uses hidden table headers. The layout is a table showing various
pieces of stock info, but because it's such a well-known format, visible
headers are not shown. However, header info is still useful when using a screen
reader or other assistive technologies, as additional explanation of the

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