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Re: Well formed verses Valid code


From: John Foliot - Stanford Online Accessibility Program
Date: Feb 26, 2007 3:50PM

Loretta Guarino Reid wrote:
> Hi, John,
> I must admit, I am surprised to see your strict call for validity
> within a week of seeing your ardent defence of the (mis)use of the
> title attribute of the abbr element for Microformat data.
> Loretta


However, while microformats may be using the title attribute "creatively",
(some may say incorrectly, but I don't 100% agree with that opinion), it
does not render the document invalid - on the contrary, perhaps *because*
the microformats community wants to adhere to standards (and valid code)
they are using a valid attribute in a way not originally envisioned but, I
must point out, not restricted nor forbidden by the W3C specs:

"title = text [CS] This attribute offers advisory information about
the element for which it is set. Values of the title attribute may be
rendered by user agents in a variety of ways."