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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Aug 18 03:42:11 PDT 2007

In message <zAQmZ4EiDOxGFwsm at pigsonthewing.org.uk>, Andy Mabbett
<andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> writes

>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.

As an aside; in the case of, say:

                title="Member of the Order of the British Empire">

there should probably also be, say, a class="ufnousetitle", so that the
value of the honorific prefix is "MBE":

                class="honorifc-prefix ufnousetitle"
                title="Member of the Order of the British Empire"

obviating the need for a separate wrapper to achieve that result.

Andy Mabbett
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