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Re: Validator flags TH ABBR as obsolete but it's not listed as obsolete in HTML 5.0 Rec, 5.1 draft or WhatWG specs

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:21:33 +0900
To: Mark Rogers <mark.rogers@powermapper.com>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150113012133.GE12994@jay.w3.org>
Thanks for catching this

  --Mike

Mark Rogers <mark.rogers@powermapper.com>, 2015-01-12 12:52 -0600:

> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:52:14 -0600
> From: Mark Rogers <mark.rogers@powermapper.com>
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/1F68EA0E0CBFBE44A9A64274E1AC01A122F7A8BE41@DFW1MBX23.mex07a.mlsrvr.com>
> 
> Hi
> 
> http://validator.w3.org/nu/ flags TH ABBR as obsolete but it's not listed
> as obsolete in HTML 5.0 Rec, 5.1 draft or WhatWG specs.
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/tabular-data.html#the-th-element
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/tables.html#attr-th-abbr
> 
> (Seem to recall it being listed as obsolete in an HTML5 spec a couple of years back)
> 
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> <title>tests</title>
> <body>
> 	<table>
> 	<tr>
> 		<th>Criteria</th> <th abbr="Features">Supporting Features</th> 
> 		<th abbr="Remarks">Remarks and explanations</th>
> 	</tr>
> 	</table>
> </body>				
> 
> 
> This looks like the cause in Assertions.java:
> OBSOLETE_ATTRIBUTES.put("abbr", new String[] { "td", "th" });
> 
> Seems like it's supported in at least one screen reader:
> http://community.nvda-project.org/ticket/3566
> 
> 
> Best Regards
> Mark

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