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Re: CSS property for visually hiding an element

From: Oliver Joseph Ash <oliverjash@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:25:27 +0000
Message-ID: <CADBHO9Fm9BWNWwaJsCKDuNm1VB7oWLBWF5mq6AYy=eRkSkMQYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, Philip Taylor <p.taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Also, `visibility: hidden` doesn't completely hide the element visually—the
element is still positioned in the layout.

On Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at 11:21 Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Philip Taylor <p.taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
> wrote:
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> I am almost certainly missing something obvious, but what is the reason
> that "visibility: hidden" does not suffice ?
> Philip Taylor
>
>
> visibility: hidden also hides it from the accessibility tree. Undoing that
> now would almost certainly cause more harm than good - as far as I can see,
> it would require a new property.
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>
> --
> Brian Kardell :: @briankardell
>
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