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Re: An Accessible method of hiding HTML content


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Jun 4, 2004 7:57AM

On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 09:45:41AM -0400, julian.rickards wrote:
> Personally, I don't like the thought of using CSS to "destroy" (not meant as
> a reference to Moose's CSS Destroy articles) content except in specific
> situations such as a print stylesheet where web-only items (such as
> navigation bars) make no sense on paper.

Joe Clark wrote about the problems with the now-deprecated Farhner Image
Replacement technique [1], which wasn't accessible because it used
display: none to hide content. This hid it from screen readers as well,

Paul's technique doesn't use display: none, but rather moves the content off
the page, so remains accessible.


[1] http://www.alistapart.com/articles/fir/
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