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Re: ISSUE-95 hidden - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:36:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003130034330.13402@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 16 Jan 2010, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > If anyone has any suggestions of examples or anti-examples that could 
> > be added to the spec to illustrate the correct interpretation of the 
> > attribute, please feel free to file bugs. I'd be happy to elaborate on 
> > the text in the spec, I just lack inspiration for how to do it in an 
> > effective way. (It's easy to come up with examples that confuse more 
> > than help.)
> A quick anti-example showing that it is *not* meant to be used to hide 
> information from sighted users for accessibility purposes would be good 
> (you already have one about tabbed interfaces, which is good because at 
> first glance I'd have assumed it was appropriate for that). Something 
> trivial involving "<a hidden href=#content>Skip to content</a>" would 
> work.

I added a paragraph on that, but I haven't added the example itself.

Right now the section has way more about how _not_ to use hidden="" than 
about how to use it. That's a bad balance. We should add more examples of 
how hidden="" can be good. Suggestions welcome.

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