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RE: Acronym and Abbrev tags

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From: Jukka Korpela
Date: May 21, 2002 11:07PM


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?

This is a confusing (and confused) issue, which has been discussed in
various forums, but the bottom line is that you can't achieve much in this
respect at present. Technically, you can use a title="..." attribute, or use
CSS to suggest some features of aural presentation, but these won't help
much in practice. For some essential notes, see
http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/webdev/articles/abbr-vs-acronym.shtml

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