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[Bug 19159] New: allow use of hidden for tab panels

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Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:15:51 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-19159-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19159

           Summary: allow use of hidden for tab panels
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/editing.html#the-hidden-a
                    ttribute
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: erika.doyle@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: faulkner.steve@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


the following advice and MUST level conformance requirement in regards to the
use of the hidden attribute is incorrect, a tabbed interface is not "merely a
kind of overflow presentation " a tabbed interface has distinct semantics
(role, states and properties) and interaction behaviours on all platforms. The
ability to have content only displayed on selection is a common paradigm and
useful for reducing cognitive overload especially for users with disabilities.

"The hidden attribute must not be used to hide content that could legitimately
be shown in another presentation. For example, it is incorrect to use hidden to
hide panels in a tabbed dialog, because the tabbed interface is merely a kind
of overflow presentation — one could equally well just show all the form
controls in one big page with a scrollbar."

Recommend removing the paragraph above at it provides incorrect advice and MUST
level conformance requirements for developers.

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