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[whatwg] Dealing With <DFN> In Interactive Elements

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 09:41:17 +1100
Message-ID: <43C82C8D.4070000@lachy.id.au>
Eugene T.S. Wong wrote:
> In the following example, the user should be able to go to the picture 
> of the DHD, or the definition of the DHD.
> 
> <p>The <dfn><abbr title="Dial Home Device">DHD</abbr></dfn>
> is a device that allows off-world teams to open the iris.</p>
> <!-- ... later in the document: -->
> <p>Teal'c activated <a href="PicOfDHD">his <abbr title="Dial Home 
> Device">DHD</abbr></a>
> and so Hammond ordered the iris to be opened.</p>
> 
> Perhaps right clicking on the text should give the user an indication 
> that there is a definition available, or perhaps the UA should be 
> automatically place an image/icon to indicate that there is a definition 
> available.

A UA could do that, but such implementation details do not belong in the 
spec.  The spec should bascially only define the semantics and 
functionality, but leave the implementation details to each individual UA.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Friday, 13 January 2006 14:41:17 UTC

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