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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


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.)

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 23:54:26 UTC

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