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Re: ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:34:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4AE8D4F1.90506@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Jonas Sicking On 09-10-29 00.19:

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 4:36 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.
> 
> I don't think that affects IDREFS going into such a part of the page
> though. @hidden doesn't conceptually remove things from the page, for
> example scripts still execute, plugins and iframes still load, DOM is
> still created etc.
> 
> It just removes that part of the page from the normal flow. The same
> way as "display:none" does.

Display:none is used to remove things from all media. Including 
screen readers. Something that works the same way obviously is a 
nonstarter.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 23:34:52 UTC

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