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Re: use of <acronym> in our documents

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:51:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4A391F2B.9030302@w3.org>
To: Johannes Koch <johannes.koch@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: public-wai-ert@w3.org
I agree with Christophe. Also, I think such abbreviations should be 
generally avoided (not for accessibility reasons, just for clarity).

Cheers,
   Shadi


Christophe Strobbe wrote:
> 
> At 16:23 17/06/2009, Johannes Koch wrote:
>> Shadi Abou-Zahra schrieb:
>>> Dear group,
>>> During the previous teleconference call we agreed on an approach for 
>>> using <acronym> elements in our documents.
>>
>> Do we want to markup and expand abbreviations like "e.g.", "i.e.", 
>> "etc."?
> 
> It may be more work to use acronym markup than to replace with the 
> explanation or expansion ('<acronym title="for example">e.g.</acronym>' 
> versus 'for example').
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Christophe
> 
> 
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> 

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   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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