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RE: Acronyms and abbreviations
From: Paul Bohman
Date: Mar 28, 2002 3:12PM
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We're getting into areas for which there is no official documentation
anywhere (that I'm aware of). I've heard different opinions on this
issue. My opinion is this: if you provide the expansion of the acronym
in the context of the main text, there is no need to supply an <acronym>
If you put the acronym tag in contexts such as these, some screen
readers will read the expanded version rather than the acronym, so users
"Federal Bureau of Investigation (Federal Bureau of Investigation)"
In this context, the purpose of the acronym (to provide a shortened
version) is defeated.
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Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University
From: jebs webs [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
If you have a reference on a page that provides the description and then
abbreviation/acronym in brackets as part of the text of the page, does
have to add the <ABBR> tags?
"The suspect was taken into custody by agents of the Federal Bureau of
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