[uf-discuss] changing abbr-design-pattern to title-design-pattern?

Patrick H. Lauke redux at splintered.co.uk
Sat Apr 28 11:12:35 PDT 2007

Tantek Çelik wrote:

> In addition I think this is a case where a little bit of pain now with abbr
> and some tools actually opens up the potential for *much* better
> accessibility/usability tools (once UAs actually recognize ISO dates as such
> and can speak/rewrite them for a user's datetime/language/locality
> preferences).  I for one think this tradeoff is more than reasonable.

So you don't see the fact that *NO* current UA (particularly screen 
readers) recognises ISO dates and turns them into fluffy human readable 
output as a problem? And you're saying that you'd rather knowingly 
inflict a "little bit of pain" on end users in a move to force UA 
vendors to change their behaviour to ease that pain? Or am I misreading 
that part?

Patrick H. Lauke
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