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Re: Revert Request

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:08:56 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei-Kt49_+A6E8JfPTu=JKDqUBZvL1n8yigWgMHeToORJjg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com> wrote:
> On 1/30/12 8:47 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>
>> So what is the most intuitive way to add a hidden
>> description/summary/label? I would think "create a
>> description/summary/label and then make it hidden".
>>
>> I.e. you'd write markup like:
>>
>> <label for=myinput>Label here</label><input id=myinput>
>>
>> and then hide the stuff that you want to only expose to AT:
>> <label hidden for=myinput>Label here</label><input id=myinput>
>>
>> Similarly:
>> <table aria-describedby="desc">...</table>
>> <div hidden id=desc>Description here</div>
>
>
> While I disagree with this method.

Why? Assuming that the explicit goal is to create content only visible
to AT, which is the stated requirement from the accessibility
community.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 01:09:53 UTC

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