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Re: abbreviations


From: Geof Collis
Date: May 28, 2010 6:36AM

I have an idea, why not just use the current example that I posted,
expand the abbreviation in the first instance and be done with it. :O)

At 12:23 AM 5/28/2010, you wrote:
>Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> >
> > On the other hand, using <abbr> or <acronym> markup would help
> > remarkably
> > little if at all in reducing confusion. To begin with, the vast
> > majority of
> > people use browsing software that either ignores such markup completely
> > or
> > uses it in misleading ways, like underlining the element's content in a
> > manner that suggests that it is some kind of a link, even though it
> > isn't.
>Hi Jukka,
>How/what would you propose be done instead? If we can agree that a
>mechanism that aids in disambiguation is a good thing - yet currently
><abbr> is failing at that - is there a better way? Should user agents do
>more, or should we look to another mechanism instead? With on-going work
>within HTML5, and an accessibility Task Force at the W3C (that involves
>browser makers) currently very active, could a better solution be put
>forward? Now is the time to specifically define what we need and what we
>should have.
>Does anyone on this list have any ideas?