[uf-discuss] locality sans adr;abbr for state/country etc?

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Jan 16 14:40:34 PST 2006

brian suda wrote:
> David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
>> If you were to do this (I'm not saying it's a good or bad idea)
>> wouldn't you do it the other way, with the machine readable data
>> inside the title?
>> <abbr class="region" title="CA">California</a>,
>> <abbr class="country" title="US">U.S.A.</abbr>
> except by definition of the ABBR element, the text node is the short
> form. So it would have to be
> <abbr class="region" title="California">CA</abbr>
> you could do
> <span class="region" title="CA">California</span>
> and that is both valid HTML and the microformat parser should use
> "California" in this instance.

Isn't this the opposite of datetime-design-pattern though? I'm thinking 
here ... maybe we're operating under different assumptions ... of CA is 
a computer readable form, not as an abbreviation.

Regards, etc...

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