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RE: CSS Visibility & Display

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 10:26:53 -0500 (EST)
To: Mike Scott <mscott@msfw.com>
cc: WAI Mailing list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0111201026190.19181-100000@tux.w3.org>
It might be best to ask this question of the css working group. They produce
the  spec...


On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, Mike Scott wrote:

  So would the appropriate behavior (per W3C spec) be for the screen reader
  (audio user agent) to ignore the visibility: hidden property and thus read
  the text (unless is was also set at speak: none), or ignore the text?

  -----Original Message-----
  On Behalf Of Jon Gunderson
  Subject: Re: CSS Visibility & Display

  In general screen readers should follow W3C specifications.  I think HPR
  and Jaws are probably trying there best to conform to

  -----Original Message-----
  On Behalf Of David Woolley
  Subject: Re: CSS Visibility & Display

  Audio and tactile user agents should not act on visibility, or display
  properties.  Visual assistive technology should leave space for the
  hidden elements, and not render display: none or its subordinates at all...

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