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RE: State names - use abbreviations or spell out?

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From: John Foliot - WATS.ca
Date: Apr 26, 2005 4:47PM


Don Hinshaw wrote:

>> Hi there,
>> When I place the following code in my page [<abbr>VA</abbr>]
>> HomePageReader reads it as "vah"
>> That leads me to believe I should write it "Virginia"
>> Is there a standard? Would JAWS read it differently, for example?
>>
>> Thanks very much for any comments.


Try: <acronym title="Virginia">VA</acronym>

As for wy acronym instead of abbr, check the archives, this has been around
about a hundred times before, but the simple answer is that IE does not yet
support <abbr>

JF
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