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Re: Current state of the summary discussion

From: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:08:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4B2A657A.7080103@namics.com>
To: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
CC: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
So it seems a main objection is that @summary metadata is hidden. It 
struck me that it is the same with the @datetime attribute of <ins> and 
<del> elements. The difference is that there's also the <time> element 
in case you prefer datetime to be visible.

So for consistency, why don't we keep @summary which is also backwards 
compatible, and add something redundant like a <summary> element for 
people who want to make it visible or change the visibility using CSS? 
Thus everybody should be happy.

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