WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

RE: State names - use abbreviations or spell out?


From: Don Hinshaw
Date: Apr 26, 2005 5:30PM

Thanks John,
I see how IE handles <acronym>, but HPR doesn't behave any differently when it reads the contents of the tag.
Do I need to care about whether or not IE displays a visual for <acronym title="foo> vs. <abbr>?
Or is it with some readers that the title attribute is read and therefore it is preferable?

I'm a little confused as to the benefit of using <acronym>.


John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> 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
> --
> John Foliot <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
> Web Accessibility Testing and Services
> http://www.wats.ca Phone: 1-613-267-1983 / 1-866-932-4878 (North America)
> _______________________________________________
> To manage your subscription, visit http://list.webaim.org/
> Address list messages to <EMAIL REMOVED>

Don Hinshaw
Hinshaw Design Group