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Re: additional label question

From: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 14:10:02 +0100
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To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

On Apr 3, 2005 6:22 AM, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org> wrote:
> > From: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <andrew_kirkpatrick@wgbh.org>
>
> >> > I am wondering, could you have have:
> >> > .hide { display: none; }
> >> >
> >> > And will screen readers still read that?
> >>
> >> No, they won't read it. Joe Clark already posted a link to a
> >> collection of information about this. It is worthwhile reading.
> >
> > That's not exactly accurate.  It's not quite as simple as Joe makes it
> > out to be....
>
> > See http://www.webaccessibility.info/lab/displaytest.html for more info.
>
> Sure. I was trying to give the over-simplified answer to a simple question

I think it's even more complicated than how the styles are applied.
Becky Gibson did some tests a while back about using display: none
with labels, and they appear to be exposed to JAWS, Windows Eyes, and
Home Page Reader. I wrote a report about it on Juicy Studio:
http://juicystudio.com/invisible-form-prompts.asp

We could do with more data, to find the exact circumstances as to when
display: none is applied. I assume in the report that because form
elements are so important, labels are honoured regardless of whether
they've been hidden with display: none. It would be good to know for
sure, as there is a lot of misinformation about when it is applied.

Best regards,

Gez
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