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Re: Nothing is really hidden

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 17:08:54 +0100
Message-Id: <p06240888c67139865d63@[]>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
At 10:15  -0500 1/07/09, 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.

well sure.  but the point is that if something is invisible to the 
average web author, they are much less likely to notice when it is 
wrong.  If something were perfectly hidden, nothing and nobody would 
see it, and therefore no-one would know if it existed or not.  so 
it's not truly hidden, indeed.

the point made by myself and others was about data that is only 
visible to a subset community which does not include the author, or 
support their direct interests (e.g. like header tags help search 
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 16:10:14 UTC

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