David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Oct 10 14:30:25 PDT 2005
Got it. I'll use this argument to fill in the page a little more later on.
However, let me toss out the argument here that ABBR does not hide data
-- it's available as a mouseover popup. Furthermore, the use of ABBR for
exanding simple presentation forms is entirely with the spirit and
letter of the HTML spec  for ABBR to do the (2) form below.
Tantek Çelik wrote:
>>(2) using ABBR to encode more formal human data around something less formal
>><abbr class="author" title="Danny Ayers">Danny</abbr>
>>I think Tantek is arguing that (1) is good and (2) is not (?).
> That's correct.
> (1) is a case of the same information being written differently.
> (2) is a case of *more* information being invisibly present, namely, the
> last name in this case.
> If someone is not willing to make some information visible, then we
> shouldn't be encouraging them to store that information invisibly, for all
> the same reasons that invisible metadata is bad/futile in the first place.
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