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Re: ISSUE-95 hidden - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 19:30:26 +0000
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100202193026.GD4380@stripey.com>
Leif Halvard Silli writes:

> Maciej Stachowiak, Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:28:39 -0800:
> 
> > On Feb 1, 2010, at 12:15 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > 
> > > On Jan 29, 2010, at 17:49, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> 
> > > HTML5 "hidden" is mostly redundant with "aria-hidden". It provides
> > > three differences: 1) "hidden" will eventually have UA style sheet
> > > support.
> 
> (1) What does style sheet support in regard to "hidden" mean?

Note that Maciej said specifically "UA style sheet support", not that
author style-sheets will be able to do anything with it.

> Will we be able to display the semantically hidden element despite
> that is hidden?

As I understand it, authors will not, for that would defeat the purpose
of hidden -- which isn't a styling thing, but a matter of whether the
content currently applies to the user.

Smylers
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