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[Bug 18245] Conveying state of an Active tab in tabbed panels to Assistive Technologies like screen readers

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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:38:47 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18245

Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |

--- Comment #2 from Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com> 2012-09-13 18:38:47 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
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> Status: Rejected
> Rationale: Tabs are a presentational effect that can (and in a number of cases
> is) be done in such a way as to be AT friendly. If standardised this could be
> better handled through CSS.

I do not understand your rationale and basis for rejection. The intent is to
create a semantic equivalent of this presentational effect and its state (e.g.,
active) that you refer to. Please clarify why it cannot be done.

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