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Re: hidden versus discoverable meta-data

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:54:20 -0500
Message-Id: <BDB92025-50DC-42C0-8AC7-168A3E4070CA@la-grange.net>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

Le 14 janv. 2010 à 15:26, Boris Zbarsky a écrit :
> The string value of the attribute is usually not displayed directly (there are exceptions; for example @value on <html:input>, @title on root <svg:svg>, @start on <html:ol>; probably a few others).

agreed but some can and are sometimes made visible (for screen and/or print), through css

Example: 

blockquote[cite]:after {
  content: "Quote from: " attr(cite);
  display: block;
}

There is also the title attribute with mouser over.

(it depends if you limit the "displayed directly" to visual browsers and browser not showing things out of the box.)



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