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Re: Please put in interim text for the ISSUE-204 statement about exposing semantics of hidden content

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:25:23 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei9gY+Dd7s0u7Bg+r4cc-ZmUMePMnin9caXLMzVBOH-Nzw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
In the following paragraph:

"Because historically some User Agents have flattened hidden content
when exposing such content to Assistive Technology, authors should not
reference hidden content which would lose essential meaning when

Could we at least add language saying that this is only applicable
until a sizable portion of UAs have implemented the ability to expose
the full semantic content to users.

Otherwise we'll be making poor recommendations, which is exactly what
that sentence is trying to avoid doing.

/ Jonas

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:
> Hi Maciej,
> You wrote:
>> Therefore, we request that the HTML5 Editors (most likely Ted) apply the
>> text identified in the following email as soon as possible:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Sep/0169.html
> Done, in ca896aa:
> https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/ca896aab1f7a3ad54b36721c6a32da5cf243d65f
> I should note that the wording is slightly different than in email 169.
> I tweaked the positive and negative examples based on Leif's latest
> message. (Thanks, Leif!)
> Following the above commit, I have resolved the following bugs as FIXED:
> * Bug 18793: Remove Sentence as requested by Formal Objection on HTML
>   Issue-204 Decision
>   The sentence has been removed.
> * Bug 18744: drop WAI-ARIA scope restriction in the text adopted in
>   ISSUE-204
>   The new text removes the WAI-ARIA scope restriction that was present
>   in the old text.
> * Bug 18745: Reword text adopted by ISSUE-204 to avoid certain implications
>   The new, expanded text goes to great lengths to avoid the implications
>   of the old text.
> * Bug 18859: Update spec to match latest ISSUE-204 wording
>   This was just a work-item bug to capture this specific spec edit.
> As we continue to work on this issue, let's file specific bugs to
> capture the remaining problems people have with this text.
> Thanks,
> Ted
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:26:23 UTC

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