[uf-discuss] changing abbr-design-pattern to title-design-pattern?
mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Wed May 2 00:53:32 PDT 2007
On 5/1/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message <463706CF.70403 at revish.com>, Dan Champion <dan at revish.com>
> >If the aim is to retain the data in the body, yet render it invisible
> >to all users, including those of assistive technologies, what about
> >using a comment as the data container:
> I'd been thinking about that, too, but, sadly, there is no guarantee
> that comments will be available to a parser - some CMSs (not least
> Wikipedia) remove them from the output HTML; as (I've read) do some web
> proxies, particularly those which compress pages for use on mobile
> devices or slow connections.
I concur, an HTML parser should be allowed to ignore comments, and many will.
languages inside HTML comments has been widely criticised and is no
longer considered best practice in a lot of places, for similar
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