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[Bug 20224] New: Consider defining abbr="" for <td> elements

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Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:17:03 +0000
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            Bug ID: 20224
           Summary: Consider defining abbr="" for <td> elements
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML.next
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: default
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: erika.doyle@microsoft.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, robin@w3.org

As noted in the comments of
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13614, abbr="" is useful and
used for <td> elements as well as for <th> elements.

13614 was fixed (abbr has been defined for th) in time for the CR period of
HTML5.0. As a follow up, I asked the filer (James Nurthen) about the use of
abbr on td elements, and he noted that although abbr on th was his primary
concern, the best outcome with regards to web accessibility would be to allow
abbr on both td and th elements.

Filing this for consideration in HTML5.1

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