[whatwg] [HTML5] 3.10.9. The |abbr| element
jworent at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 2 08:11:48 PST 2006
I can see what everyones reasoning for not requiring the title (I change my vote :)
--- Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> James Graham wrote:
> > Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> >> Abbreviation expansions should only be supplied when they help the
> >> reader to understand the content, not just because the word happens to
> >> be an abbreviation.
> > I agree, unless using <abbr> with no title is useful to get the correct
> > rendering of abbreviations in non-visual media.
> Using <abbr> without a title would be useful if it automatically
> referred to a previous instance with the title attribute.
> You could mark up the first occurance as like this
> <abbr title="As Far as I Know">AFAIK</abbr>
> Then, later in the document, you could use it without the title attribute
> and a UA could allow the user to discover the expansion. This idea is
> already somewhat supported in the current draft, but requires that it
> references the defining term of a previously marked up <dfn>, rather
> than just another occurrence of the same abbreviation. IMHO, that part
> of the spec needs fixing.
Would <dfn><abbr title="As Far as I Know">AFAIK</abbr></dfn> satisfy this?
> Lachlan Hunt
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