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Author expectations around aria-describedby and hidden content: an anecdote

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:59:10 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3dy0JTvaqV8ij72D5G4b5UrbPwdMOskFcOB4idJOv3ZaQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
"It's not been shown that authors are more likely to mark content
@hidden and expect it to be rendered than they are to mark content
@hidden and expect it to be hidden. So it's not obvious that we should
expect user agents to try to honor references to hidden content."


Ahoy! I see an author expecting aria-describedby to exclude hidden
content (whether display: none; or aria-hidden):


Okay anecotes are not data but still …

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 17:00:03 UTC

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