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[Bug 6497] New: Examples using title="" with line breaks

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:56:59 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-6497-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6497

           Summary: Examples using title="" with line breaks
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: simonp@opera.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


The spec contains the following examples in the <abbr> section:

[[
<p>The <dfn id=whatwg><abbr title="Web Hypertext Application
Technology Working Group">WHATWG</abbr></dfn> is a loose ...

<p>The <dfn id=whatwg>Web Hypertext Application Technology
Working Group</dfn> (<abbr title="Web Hypertext Application
Technology Working Group">WHATWG</abbr>) is a loose ...
]]

The spec says about title="" that LF characters represent actual line breaks,
however the line breaks in the above examples seem to be a result of automatic
line wrapping in a text editor -- i.e. not intended to represent actual line
breaks.

(I've looked into actual Web pages to see which would be more useful: to line
break tooltips or not to, and my conclusion was that it's more useful to do so.
http://simon.html5.org/dump/titles-with-line-breaks-all.txt (thanks Philip`))

So I think the spec should advice authors to be careful with title="" and
line-wrapping and the spec shouldn't use line-wrapped title=""s in examples
unless the line breaks are intended part of the content.


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