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Re: abbreviations

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From: John Foliot
Date: May 26, 2010 3:57PM


Geof Collis wrote:

> Nice try but I dont buy your argument.

Which argument Geof?
The one where I point to the WCAG 2 Success Criteria URL that states that
<abbr> should be used?
Or the one where I confirm that <abbr> will be in HTML5?
Or the one where I suggest that expanding on an abbreviation or acronym
helps more than just users of JAWS?
Or that JAWS is not the only user-agent out there that we should be
developing for?
Or the one where I suggest that "author proposes, user disposes" is the
best path forward?
Or the one where I state that in many modern user-agents today, <abbr> and
<acronym> also render on screen traditionally with a dotted line under the
abbreviation (which could aid those sighted users with cognitive
disabilities)?

Or is it simply because:

>
>Geof Collis wrote:
> >
> > It would appear that by default my version of JAWS 10.0 has the
> > abbreviation and acronym turned off and that's just the way I like it.

I respect your right to have an opinion, but I disagree with you, and I've
stated why.

JF