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Re: Hiding Legends


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Oct 16, 2008 1:10PM

Dean Hamack wrote:

> Wow, you really don't bother to read anything before responding, do
> you?

I don't read your future postings when responding to a message of yours.

> I gave a perfectly valid example of why you would want to hide a
> legend from a sighted person, but not a screenreader.

You did? Sorry, I missed it, maybe because you didn't give it originally,
maybe because there has been so much noise in this discussion. I'm not
asking you to repeat it, though, and I won't look at the list archives just
to see whether you had some case.

And I still don't see why hiding some elements is an accessibility issue
when you were not giving any particular reason why it would improve

> Sorry, but
> you've lost all credibility in this discussion.

Fine. I'm happy to have lost credibility in your eyes.

>> You probably mean that it hides legends too well, i.e. performs what
>> you asked for instead of what you meant.
> No, what I meant is that it hides the legends from screenreaders as
> well as browsers.

You asked how to hide a legend. Now you're saying you only wanted to hide it
from some people, or some software, or whatever.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/