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Re: WCAG 2 draft and abbreviations


From: Jared Smith
Date: May 31, 2007 10:50AM

On 5/31/07, Jared Smith wrote:

> Something like:
> <expansion for="html">HyperText Markup Language</expansion> (<abbr
> id="html">HTML</abbr>)
> Then in all successive occurrences, you'd use <abbr
> id="html">HTML</abbr>.

Scratch that. The value for id must be unique on each page, so this
obviously wouldn't work. But, if I've already expanded the
abbreviation, why shouldn't the user agent know how to further expand
<abbr>HTML</abbr>? This is certainly allowable within the HTML spec,
but is not identified in the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines.
Perhaps it should be?