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[Bug 18952] New: Sec. 7.1 Hidden Content still lacks a specified mechanism to enable user agents to programmatically distinguish two conflicting use cases

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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:43:25 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18952

           Summary: Sec. 7.1 Hidden Content still lacks a specified
                    mechanism to enable user agents to programmatically
                    distinguish two conflicting use cases
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: erika.doyle@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: janina@rednote.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


We have two incompatible use cases: 1.) where authors mark content hidden
because itś not yet ready for use, or because itś inappropriate to the current
user context; and 2.) where itś available for users to read if they perform
some command to ask to see that content. In the former authors need the
confidence that users will not view that hidden content. In the latter authors
need to know that users will be informed that additional content is available
and that they will be allowed to view it. Therefore, we need markup consistent
across all user agents to disambiguate between these two uses of hidden. Email
discussion on this problem does not appear to have yet settled on what
mechanism would suffice. See the thread beginning at:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Sep/0138

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