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[Bug 18915] Encouraged cite attribute behavior is unlikely to be implemented and so should be dropped

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Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:42:25 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18915

steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> 2012-09-28 10:42:25 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> The Rendering section, in subsection Links, Forms and Navigation
> <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/rendering.html#links,-forms,-and-navigation>
> says:
> 
> "User agents are expected to allow users to navigate browsing contexts to the
> resources indicated by the cite attributes on q, blockquote, ins, and del
> elements."
> 
> As far as I can tell, mainstream UAs do not implement this, and I don't know of
> any planning to offer such behavior. Making these elements act as hyperlinks
> directly is likely to be incompatible with existing content, a context menu
> item is too obscure to be worth it, and out-of-line UI is likely not to merit
> space in the UI chrome.
> 
> "expected" statements in the Rendering section are MUST-level conformance
> criteria for the "Visual user agents that support the suggested default
> rendering" conformance class:
> 
> <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/infrastructure.html#conformance-classes>
> 
> Since this requirement is unlikely to be implemented, it should be dropped.
> Otherwise it is likely to be dropped in CR anyway.

JAWS since version 4.5 has supported the announcement of cite attribute
content.

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