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Re: WCAG 2 draft and abbreviations

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From: Loretta Guarino Reid
Date: May 31, 2007 10:40AM


I just wanted to clarify that WCAG 2.0 does not say that if you use
abbr, you should expand all occurrences. Using abbr is also a
technique listed when you are just providing the abbreviation
expansion on the first occurrence. See the sufficient techniques
section of "Understanding Success Criterion 3.1.4 (Abbreviations)":
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20070517/#meaning-located

The working group would appreciate suggestions for how to make this clearer.

Thanks,
Loretta

On 5/31/07, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> The WCAG 2.0 techniques document says that if you use abbr, you should
> expand all occurrences. I'm not certain I agree. Instead of abbr, you
> can also link to definitions (though I definitely disagree that all
> instances of the abbreviation should be linked), provide a glossary,
> or provide access to a dictionary.