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Re: abbreviations


From: Geof Collis
Date: May 26, 2010 4:42PM

No John, the one where you say I HAVE to use it.

I wont use the tags but I'll expand an abbreviation/acronym once in
an article or document and as you say "where appropriate" that is
where I think it is appropriate not on every single instance

At 04:58 PM 5/26/2010, you wrote:
>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
>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.