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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 08:16:45 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270910280616ja0a51c4md33088555a4d16bd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:36 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2009, at 00:01, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>
>> <p id="desc" hidden>
>>  ...description here...
>> </p>
>
> This is problematic, because the hidden attribute is suppose to hide content
> on all media--including pruning the content out of the accessible tree.
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
>
>

Agreed. The concept of "hidden" when it comes to accessibility
features is being misunderstood. The accessibility features like
longdesc are not hidden, they're visible to a different audience.

(Not related to this discussion, but expect hidden, the attribute, to
appear in a bug soon.)

Shelley
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 13:17:28 UTC

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