[uf-discuss] Simple solution to abbr-D-P accessibility concerns: 'Title Trigger'

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Aug 16 16:42:26 PDT 2007

Here's a proposal, for a "title trigger", an alternative to the
abbr-design pattern. Patrick Lauke did mention it originally, some time
ago, but it seems to have been overlooked:

Use a class name; say "ufusetitle" (for "microformat, use title") or
something equally unlikely to otherwise occur in the wild, on any
element, to trigger the use of the title attribute.

          class="dtstart ufusetitle"

        16th August this year


It strikes me as simple, easy to learn, easy to author and easy for
parsers to adapt to.

It has the added advantages of working on *any* element; and being
usable on CMSs (e.g. MediaWiki) which do not allow use of 'abbr'.

There's more, at:


Andy Mabbett

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