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[whatwg] Feeedback on <dfn>, <abbr>, and other elements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:49:35 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811272049030.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 27 Nov 2008, Pentasis wrote:
> 
> Actually, it would solve a problem like this:
> 
> What if I style abbr so that the title attribute is shown after the 
> abbreviation:
> 
> abbr[title]:after {
>   content: " ("attr(title)")";
> }
> 
> Now obviously I don't need and don't want to do this for every instance 
> of the abbreviation on the page visually (just the first one on each 
> page would be enough) , but I do want the title attribute to be expanded 
> for screenreaders on each instance.
> 
> Using this solution would enable the screenreaders to get the title 
> information from a previous instance, but at the same time would not 
> render it visually.

That seems like a problem that should be solved in CSS, not HTML. (What if 
you wanted another style sheet that showed the abbreviation for the first 
_two_ occurances?)

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