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Re: [Off List] Nothing is really hidden

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 12:06:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4A4C86A3.2000001@lachy.id.au>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Moving this to www-archive because I think continuing to discuss this 
issue on public-html is a waste of everyone's time.

Shelley Powers wrote:
> One thing I think we need to be careful about when discussing
> accessibility markup, as well as semantic metadata, is that nothing is
> really hidden.

Please understand that the use of the term hidden is very much dependant 
on context, and that generally the intended meaning (particularly in the 
case of summary) is that the content is hidden from typical user 
browsing with a typical browser.

It is irrelevant that the value can be exposed by explicitly hunting for 
it in the right location, such as looking at the table properties dialog 
in some browsers, or viewing the page source, or that it is exposed by 
default by some assistive technology to a small group of users.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 2 July 2009 10:07:08 UTC

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