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Re: ISSUE-95 hidden - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 09:52:13 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e21001150652i45af8c6ap86c3fe7bbf7426f1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu> wrote:
> What are the problems of using the following CSS code to render some element off screen, yet still have it available to speech renderings, like a screen reader:
>
> .offscreen {
>  position: absolute;
>  left: -300em;
>  top:-30em
> }

That's not what hidden is meant for.  hidden means hidden from *all*
user-agents, including screen readers, and UAs that don't support CSS
(such as bots, theoretically).
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 14:52:47 UTC

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