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[Bug 13614] Define <th abbr=""> as a way to provide a name for a row/column that is used when describing cells for which that cell is a header

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Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:38:42 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13614

--- Comment #22 from James Nurthen <w3cbugzilla@nurthen.com> ---
(In reply to comment #21)
> (In reply to comment #20)
> > Removing this from HTML means we now have no solution for many issues we
> > encounter in our tables. Please add this back into the spec.
> > After Ian's comment in January I had assumed this was going to be re-added.
> 
> We're not removing this from HTML, we're just not addressing it in the next
> few weeks. That's all!

So why does abbr appear in the "Obsolete Attributes" section of the document?
"Some attributes from HTML4 are no longer allowed in HTML5. The specification
defines how user agents should process them in legacy documents, but authors
must not use them and they will not validate."

* axis and abbr attributes on td and th. 

Can you explain how this isn't removal?

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