By the way -- hello to all the Mozilla folk who are looking at this
title attribute, that should be accessible to the
user. In fact, this paragraph has its
title attribute set
- does your browser let you access it?
This is documented in section 7.4.3 of the HTML4 specification:
Values of the title attribute may be rendered by user agents in a variety of ways. For instance, visual browsers frequently display the title as a "tool tip" (a short message that appears when the pointing device pauses over an object). Audio user agents may speak the title information in a similar context. For example, setting the attribute on a link allows user agents (visual and non-visual) to tell users about the nature of the linked resource [...].
Français. The user should be able to
find out what language elements are said to be in. For example, this
entire document is marked as being in
english, and the
first word of this paragraph is marked as being in
This is documented in section 8.1 of the HTML4 specification.
A element has a
indicating what language the target document is in. It also has two
other attributes for giving the relationship between the document and
rev. These should be
accessible along with all the other related attributes (eg,
The following link has the following information specified: language, target language, target uri, title, relationship to the document, relationship from the document. Browsers should make this information available to users.
(with apologies for any harm done to other languages used above)
Q elements have a
cite attribute that contains a uri to a resource
containing the original document that is being quoted. From section
9.2.2 of the HTML4 spec:
The value of this attribute is a URI that designates a source document or message. This attribute is intended to give information about the source from which the quotation was borrowed.
The browser should, somehow, allow you to go to the section of the spec quoted in the paragraph above. The simplest way on graphical browsers would be to provide a context-sensitive menu option (in english: right clicking on the blockquote should allow you to jump to the cited document).
In addition, the spec says:
user agents must ensure that the content of the Q element is rendered
with delimiting quotation marks. You should be able to jump to the
spec from the quoted italic bold and green sentence in this
Note: If this browser supports the
Q element, then the
quoted sentence should have been both in italics, bold green, and
quoted. If it is in italics (and bold green) but not quoted then
there is an error: the browser is recognising the
element but not quoting it, in direct violation of the specification.
Do not take this error into account when submitting results.
DEL elements have two
attributes containing data that should be accessible:
datetime. (In addition, of course,
This was deleted. This paragraph should somehow be styled in such a way as to indicate that it has been deleted. For example, it could be struck out in red.
In the two paragraphs above, you should be able to access the
content of the
title attribute, the date and time at
which the insertion/deletion took place, and you should be able to
jump to the section of the spec which defines
If you submit either of the middle two options, please explain which metadata attributes were shown and how in the comment field. Thanks.
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Bugzilla: Bug 1995
Last updated in May 1999.