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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 07:29:58 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18744

--- Comment #12 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2012-09-08 07:29:57 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (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
> columns.

This is a scenario that we at TPG do encounter in our work, from time to time,
and I consider that being able to reference hidden headers in this way would be
a useful technique.

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