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Re: ISSUE 30 @longdesc use cases

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:00:04 -0700
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, Barry McMullin <barry.mcmullin@dcu.ie>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
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To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Aug 23, 2010, at 4:55 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Aug 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> This is somewhat circular reasoning. You're saying that it's obviously
>> a mistake to link to inside a @hidden subtree because it's disallowed.
> No, I'm saying it's obviously a mistake to link to irrelevant content, and 
> that content inside a block marked by a hidden="" attribute is by 
> definition irrelevant.
> Then I'm saying it's not allowed, so as to help authors using validators 
> to catch this mistake.

It's common practice in web applications to show information at the time it's requested. What if the author wants to show the linked content only once the link is clicked? Wouldn't this requirement disallow that pattern? 
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