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[Bug 12471] New: Please consider changing the expected rendering of abbr[title] and acronym[title] to use border-bottom instead of text-decoration: dotted underline, which has much more limited support (being in CSS3 Text, not CSS 2.1), conflicts with existing browser def

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Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:07:26 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12471-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12471

           Summary: Please consider changing the expected rendering of
                    abbr[title] and acronym[title] to use border-bottom
                    instead of text-decoration: dotted underline, which
                    has much more limited support (being in CSS3 Text, not
                    CSS 2.1), conflicts with existing browser def
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#pun
                    ctuation-and-decorations
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/rendering.html
Section:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#punctuation-and-decorations

Comment:
Please consider changing the expected rendering of abbr[title] and
acronym[title] to use border-bottom instead of text-decoration: dotted
underline, which has much more limited support (being in CSS3 Text, not CSS
2.1), conflicts with existing browser defaults, and tends to disturb character
shapes when there are descenders. If the currently suggested rendering is
implemented, many pages will have both bottom border and dotted underline
(effectively, double underline), as authors have specified border-bottom to
achieve better consistency across browsers (IE does not show border bottom or
underline of any kind by default, even in IE 9).

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