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Re: Acronym and Abbrev tags

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From: Sam Buchanan
Date: May 21, 2002 9:43AM


Cohen, Lisa A. wrote:
> In the HTML specification for the acronym and abbrev elements, it says:
> "When necessary, authors should use style sheets to specify the
> pronunciation of an abbreviated form."
> Does anyone know how to do this? Also, does Jaws or any other AT
> recognize the appropriate rendering instructions in CSS?

CSS2 has aural style sheets:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/aural.html

In particular, you may be interested in speak:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/aural.html#propdef-speak

For example:
<abbr style="speak: spell-out" title="World Wide Web">WWW</abbr>

I have no idea what support is like.


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