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[Bug 8118] Remove the Hidden Attribute

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Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 20:36:26 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-01-04 20:36:25 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > The hidden attribute applies to things that are currently not relevant at a
> > semantic, not just presentational level. In that respect it is similar to
> > aria-hidden, but it has the obvious presentational effect in addition.
> > 
> 
> CSS can manage presentation, and aria-hidden can manage accessibility. The
> attribute is redundant. 
> 

That's assuming semantics doesn't matter, and that saying two things is just as
good as saying one thing. When a particular semantic, presentation and
accessibility behavior all go together, it's useful to have a single construct
to take care of all aspects.


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