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[Bug 13614] Do not obsolete abbr on TH and TD

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Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:24:01 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from theimp@iinet.net.au 2011-11-29 13:24:00 UTC ---
Similar to Bug 14107, the non-conformance of the ABBR attribute for the TH and
TD elements makes Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 compliance
impossible (Checkpoint 5.6).

Checkpoint 5.5 and 5.6 are the only checkpoints in WCAG 1.0, that list only a
single normative non-negative example, for HTML, of how to meet that
checkpoint, with specific elements or attributes that are required, that are
unambiguous, where that element or attribute is being made obsolete.

The exact text is:
For example, in HTML, use the "abbr" attribute on the TH element.

Maybe, as with @summary, keeping it is a "safe" option, which can be phased out
in future spec. revisions if other alternatives become better supported

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