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Re: Wrap part of a word in <span>


From: Tom Livingston
Date: Apr 26, 2021 1:50PM

OK, thanks.

Interesting. How about:

<p><abbr title="Tom Livingston">TL</abbr><span
class="visuallyhidden">Tom Livingston</span></p>

.visuallyhidden {
position: absolute !important;
height: 1px; width: 1px;
overflow: hidden;
clip: rect(1px 1px 1px 1px); /* IE6, IE7 */
clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px);

I assume the span would be read as content to the <p> even though it
is visually hidden. Might be a bit odd or repetitive but acceptable?

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 3:39 PM Peter Weil < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Not by default.
> If it's of any importance at to display the full names, the best option is to display the full name and dispense with the initials. That's the most straightforward, simplest, and accessible solution.
> If you still want to use the initials for your content, the most semantic way to do it might be to enclose the initials in an <abbr> element and use the title attribute for the expansion. But it still wouldn't be read by default by a screenreader.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Weil, Web Developer
> University Marketing
> University of Wisconsin–Madison
> (m) 608-220-3089
> On Apr 26, 2021, 2:25 PM -0500, <EMAIL REMOVED> < <EMAIL REMOVED> >, wrote:
> But wouldn't the AT read the title attribute, supplementing the visual hover?
> > > > --

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