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Re[2]: acronym/abbr expansion

From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 21:34:22 +0400
Message-ID: <4521212178.20020417213422@hotbox.ru>
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hello everyone, Gregory,

> i concur with martin's suggested code

> <acronym xml:lang='en' title="Extensible HyperText Markup 
Language">>XHTML</acronym> (Rashiryayemiy yazik razmetky giperteksta)
  The wisest solution, of course.
  I will leave the less important abbreviations (PDF, Ltd., Co. and so
  on) with no expansion at all.

> actually, since you seem to be using XML or XHTML, you could define a block
> level element analogous to the "abbr" property defined for table headers, 
> so that long strings of text can be annotated with an  acronyms or 
> abbreviation, as follows:

> <acronym xml:lang='en' title="Extensible HyperText Markup
Language">>XHTML</acronym> (<foo title="RYRG">Rashiryayemiy yazik razmetky
> giperteksta</foo>)

> or you could extend acronym and abbr to include an id/for relationship...
  There's no standard mechanism for this and I don't think I'm the
  right person to invent one.

> in any event, the basic concept, as articulated by martin is a solution
> that very urgently needs to be codified somewhere, perhaps the W3C process 
> document governing the requirements for documents or as part of the 
> stipulations listed at:
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Translation/#Volunteer
> as well as DOCUMENTED in _ALL_ translations in which it is employed (e.g. 
> "In this translation, all acronyms are expanded using markup in English. An 
> expansion of the acronym in [your-language-here] immediately follows the 
> first instance of the acronym." )
  How about this:
  <link rel="Glossary" href="explanation-of-abbrs-in-russian.html"
  title="Abbreviations expansion in Russian" /> or one could change the link
  type to "Help".

  Or this:
  <link rel="Alternate" href="same-doc-but-with-russian-abbrs.html"
  title="Abbreviations in Russian" />

> has this issue been discussed on the w3c translators' emailing list, 
> w3c-translators@w3.org, the archives of which live at:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-translators/
  There wasn't much feedback.

> oh, and a pre-PS: isn't this the type of thread that should (also?) be 
> conducted on wai-xtech?

Best regards.
  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov         http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                            http://croll.da.ru/
Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2002 13:35:20 UTC

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