[whatwg] Question: rel="help"
Jukka K. Korpela
jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Thu Sep 29 11:12:55 PDT 2011
29.9.2011 20:50, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> intended for human consumption is a really bad idea for all the usual
> (#a11y, mobile, search etc.)
is enabled. But the original question did not imply, as far as I can
attribute implies that the text will be available to many people graphic
browsers (though perhaps just by accident) and to many people using
> Consider adjusting your content design to incorporate the help text instead
> (perhaps with either the respective element's "title" attribute or with
> a nearby/adjacent element)
I think that idea was implied in the question:
>>> Question, would an element with rel="help" and a title="Help text"
I stll think it's best, for all users, to give instructions in normal
text before the fields to be filled out. But there are situations where
you expect 80% of people do well without any instructions. I'm not sure
of what we are expected to do, as authors, in order to give instructions
that might be needed by 20% of users but would mostly be a distraction
for the majority.
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