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[Bug 13658] New: Allow customizing the details element

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Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 02:28:08 +0000
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           Summary: Allow customizing the details element
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: gcl-0039@access-research.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, public-html-a11y@w3.org

The default presentation of details elements is fine for dialog boxes and other
cases where the content wants to emulate the platform or browser. However,
authors of other content will want to customize its presentation; for example,
one may want to replace the browser's widget (usually a triangle) with an icon
that is more suggestive of its function (such as a question mark in a circle
for displaying a definition). If HTML5 does not permit this, authors will use
custom scripting rather than standard controls, which can render them
incompatible with assistive technology and reduce the ability of users to
customize them using browser settings, browser add-ins, or user style sheets.

Similarly, ideally an author-provided or user-provided style sheet would be
able to adjust certain aspects of the detail element's presentation, such as
the height of the control widget and perhaps overriding the open attribute.

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