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Developers' Poll: support for overflow: hidden;

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 10:52:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Cc: <wai-liaison@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070522145234.CD0E34FCC@alexander.cnc.net>

one thing has been bothering me about the content and intent of the 
amazon pointer to a quote screen reader unquote friendly page with 
quote similar content unquote as the main site, is that i never heard 
the message intended for my AT while using a screen-reader in a GUI 
environment -- only Lynx displayed what was hidden not only from 
CSS-capable browsers, but from half of the target audience -- those 
using screen readers...

Developers' Poll: Support for overflow:hidden - is it in the DOM?

john and sean: what is IE7's state of support for 
overflow:hidden?

aaron and charles: what is FireFox and FireVox's state of 
support for overflow: hidden?

chaals -- is this how my.opera hides the login information
until the Log In link is activated -- when i visited my.opera
with Lynx, i heard the form despite not being logged in nor 
activating the Log In link

glen gordon:  is FreedomScientific aware of the WCAG2 technique?
am i correct that the latest version of JAWS does not speak 
text marked with overflow: hidden; nor display: none; nor 
visibility: hidden;

there is a test page of display:none and visibility:hidden: 
archived in the w3c's list archives -- long, possibly wrapping, 
URI to follow:
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2001AprJun/att-d154/invisible_text_test.html>

this is why we need to straighten out CSS21's terminology, so 
that there IS a technique that is hidden to the eye, but 
exposed by an AT, which is why i suggested the meta media 
type: render

render unto ceasar what is ceasar's and render unto my AT 
visually transparent content...

gregory.
-- 
"He who lives on Hope, dies farting."
  -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack
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Gregory J. Rosmaita, unagi69@concentric.net
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