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[Bug 13650] 4.13.5 Footnotes Remove title as suggested method for footnotes

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Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:56:31 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-11-21 21:56:30 UTC ---
> The problem being solved is the removal of recommended advice in the spec that
> the is actually bad practice

It is not.

> and reduces the accessibility of the content

It does not.

> it recommends authors place useful information in an attribute that is not
> available to users who cannot use a mouse or are using a touch device.

Browsers are required to expose this information to all users.

> If and
> when user agents provide practical access to this content for ALL users, the
> inclusion of such advice can be reconsidered, but until then it has no place in
> the spec.

That's backwards. The spec is forward-looking. For the same reason as the spec
does not tell you how to work around old parsing bugs, or how to work around
bugs in browsers' implementations of old APIs, it does not tell authors how to
work around bugs in UI. Such advice belongs in contemporary authoring advice
documents such as the WCAG documents.

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: See above.

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