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Re: use of aria-hidden to provide a text description not visible on the page.

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 00:23:17 +0200
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100911002317607851.81e58843@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Steven Faulkner, Fri, 10 Sep 2010 20:09:49 +0100:

> so are you saying it shouldn't do what it does?

I said so.

> also I got the idea from James Craig's email that my interpretation 
> was confirmed. 
> "That's correct. The label of visible elements should still be 
> exposed to accessibility APIs (as a computed string), even if the 
> labeling element (that contained all or some of that string) is 
> hidden."

Hm. Yes, both style="display:none" as well as aria-hidden="true" 
ignored in that context. The tricky thing to get was not that it would 
override display:none, but that it would also override 
aria-hidden="true" ... 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 10 September 2010 22:23:53 UTC

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