[uf-discuss] Best practice for the "value" subproperty

Costello, Roger L. costello at mitre.org
Thu Nov 2 03:55:58 PST 2006

Good point Andy.  I agree.  I tend to think that Design #3 should be
considered Best Practice.

A thought occurred to me with regards to the Design #3 approach.  Can I
add information that didn't exist in the original HTML text? 

Suppose that this is the original HTML text:

     John will be our speaker.  Mr. Public will talk about ...

And here is how I mark it up (using Design #3):

<abbr class="fn" title="Mr. John Q. Public, Esq.">John</abbr>
will be our speaker.  Mr. Public will talk about ...

Notice that I added information that was not in the original HTML text,
namely, his middle initial and his suffix.

Is this reasonable?  legal? good practice?  best practice? terrible



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"Costello, Roger L." <costello at mitre.org> writes

>Design #3
><abbr class="fn" title="John Public">John</abbr>
> will be our speaker.  Mr. Public will talk about ...

>What are the pros and cons to each design?

A "pro" for #3 is that users can tell who John is on the first mention
and, subsequently, the he's not the John Smith referred to elsewhere.
also side-steps the concatenation-including-a-space issue in your other

Andy Mabbett
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