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Re: summary attribute compromise proposal

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:22:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4A79413D.8030406@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> On Aug 4, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> ...
>>> I believe existing AT will read the caption, text next to the table, 
>>> or text associated via aria-describedby.
>>> ...
>>
>> Even if it's set to hidden via CSS?
> 
> It's my understanding that, yes, there are ways to hide content via CSS 
> which will result in it still being presented by screen readers. I don't 
> know which exact techniques work and which don't. I will do some 
> experiments based on advice from colleagues.
> ...

Could you elaborate why it's better to put a table summary into a 
CSS-hidden element, compared to @summary?

Doesn't this simply rely on the assumption that AT doesn't implement CSS?

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 08:23:01 UTC

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