[uf-discuss] abbr with empty or no title (was: Re: marking up
initials in names)
dmitry.baranovskiy at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 13:30:41 PST 2008
I think parsers should ignore abbr without title. It looks quite
On 02/01/2008, at 3:42 AM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> In message <m2k5muvj65.fsf at gmail.com>, Edward O'Connor
> <hober0 at gmail.com> writes
>> Andy Mabbett wrote:
>>> I have a need to mark up some people's names, which are given as
>>> initials only, and where the full names for which those initials
>>> are not known. For example, "A. N. Other".
>>> In the absence of an "initials" property, how would you mark up
>>> such a
>>> name, in an hCard?
>> How about <abbr> without @title?
> Semantically, that might make sense (and is valid HTML), but how would
> parsers handle missing titles, given the abbr-design-pattern? 
> There is still the issue of what class names are most apt, though.
>  Two examples at the start of:
> which Operator handles (plaudits due!) but for which X2V returns null
> Is this something else which needs clarifying and codifying in the
> abbr-design-pattern spec?
> I've added it to the issues page:
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