[whatwg] Dealing With <DFN> In Interactive Elements

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jan 13 14:40:01 PST 2006

Eugene T.S. Wong wrote:
> Should there be a way to deal with interactive text which could be 
> interactive in more than 1 way?
> In the following example, the user should be able to go to the picture 
> of the DHD, or the definition of the DHD.
> <p>The <dfn><abbr title="Dial Home Device">DHD</abbr></dfn>
> is a device that allows off-world teams to open the iris.</p>
> <!-- ... later in the document: -->
> <p>Teal'c activated <a href="PicOfDHD">his <abbr title="Dial Home 
> Device">DHD</abbr></a>
> and so Hammond ordered the iris to be opened.</p>

That's really something that vendors have to deal with; since UA might 
be anything from a graphical browser through a screen reader to the 
googlebot, there's nothing useful that the spec can (or indeed should) 
say about such cases  .

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