Programmatically hidden

An HTML element is programmatically hidden if

Note: Contrarily to the other conditions, the visibility property may be reverted by descendants.

Note: The HTML standard suggests rendering elements with the hidden attribute with a CSS rule that applies the value none to the display property. Although the suggestion is not normative, known user agents render it according to the suggestion (unless the content specifies another rule that overrides the value of the display property). If a user agent does not follow the suggestion, this definition may produce incorrect results for this user agent.

Note: Elements that are programmatically hidden are completely ignored by assistive technologies. This is different from not being included in the accessibility tree because some elements with no semantic meaning (containers) are not included in the accessibility tree without being programmatically hidden. For example <span>Hello</span> is not programmatically hidden, but is not included in the accessibility tree either since it has no role.