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Re: [aapi] RE: describedby pointing to display:none element (action 1104)

From: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:03:37 -0500
Message-ID: <54AFFBD9.2030800@alum.mit.edu>
To: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, "public-pfwg@w3.org" <public-pfwg@w3.org>, "dbolter@mozilla.com" <dbolter@mozilla.com>, Joanmarie Diggs <jdiggs@igalia.com>, Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>, "James Craig (jcraig@apple.com)" <jcraig@apple.com>, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
> David, Joseph, Joanie James, and Brian, any thoughts on the use of 
> description field for good or ill by native apps and screen-readers on 
> your platforms?

Some GUI toolkits use tooltip text as the accessible description. 
Tooltips are transient, and are rendered on screen only under certain 
conditions, e.g., when the mouse hovers over the tool.  Most of the time 
the tooltip is not displayed.

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;;;;joseph.

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