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Bug 6497 - Examples using title="" with line breaks
Summary: Examples using title="" with line breaks
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-29 15:56 UTC by Simon Pieters
Modified: 2010-10-04 13:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Simon Pieters 2009-01-29 15:56:59 UTC
The spec contains the following examples in the <abbr> section:

<p>The <dfn id=whatwg><abbr title="Web Hypertext Application
Technology Working Group">WHATWG</abbr></dfn> is a loose ...

<p>The <dfn id=whatwg>Web Hypertext Application Technology
Working Group</dfn> (<abbr title="Web Hypertext Application
Technology Working Group">WHATWG</abbr>) is a loose ...

The spec says about title="" that LF characters represent actual line breaks, however the line breaks in the above examples seem to be a result of automatic line wrapping in a text editor -- i.e. not intended to represent actual line breaks.

(I've looked into actual Web pages to see which would be more useful: to line break tooltips or not to, and my conclusion was that it's more useful to do so. (thanks Philip`))

So I think the spec should advice authors to be careful with title="" and line-wrapping and the spec shouldn't use line-wrapped title=""s in examples unless the line breaks are intended part of the content.