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Erika Doyle Navara
Philippe Le Hégaret
Joshue O Connor
The section 4.13.5 Footnotes http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#footnotes of the HTML5 specification recommends the use of a markup antipattern that makes it impossible for some user groups and very difficult for some other user groups to access footnote content. It advocates the use of the title attribute, yet historically and currently title attribute content is not available to a range of users. there is no indication from implementors that this is likely to change.
The spec text in question needs to be modified or removed:
"For short inline annotations, the title attribute should be used.
In this example, two parts of a dialogue are annotated with footnote-like content using the title attribute.
<p> <b>Customer</b>: Hello! I wish to register a complaint. Hello. Miss?
<p> <b>Shopkeeper</b>: <span title="Colloquial pronunciation of 'What do you'"
>Watcha</span> mean, miss?
<p> <b>Customer</b>: Uh, I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint.
<p> <b>Shopkeeper</b>: Sorry, <span title="This is, of course, a lie.">we're
closing for lunch</span>."
escalated from Bug https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13650
Add notes (no markup allowed, URIs get automatically hyperlinked):
It appears that the following is the bug that is the one being escallated:
Closed without prejudice for lack of a Change Proposal.
had wrong bug link in there
[glenn]: footnote-recommendation call for Alternate or Counter Proposals closed Feb 16
[glenn]: footnote-recommendation, Call for Consensus closes Feb 29