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

Ciaran McNulty 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>
> writes
> >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.

The similar decision to 'hide' Javascript and other scripting
languages inside HTML comments has been widely criticised and is no
longer considered best practice in a lot of places, for similar

-Ciaran McNulty

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