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RE: Question on <abbr /> element use

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:34:28 +0100
To: "'Jens Meiert'" <jens.meiert@erde3.com>, "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E1Aw13Q-00051z-GL@smtp3.home.nl>

> Yvette: 
> > Your method might actually cause annoying doubling of content, for 
> > example if the user agent decides to read aloud the title, which is 
> > then followed by the title in parentheses that you added 
> through CSS.
> 
> Jens:
>
> I referred to a media dependent stylesheet which (in this 
> case) prints the meaning (in parentheses).

Aha! I apologize, I didn't realize you would only use this for certain
media. I can't see any objections to using this technique for print and
agree with you that for print it would be ok to just include one explanation
per document. But since WCAG advises to explain the meaning of every
abbreviation, this won't work because you can't select the first occurrence
of an abbreviation from CSS (yet).

Yvette Hoitink
CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2004 10:34:34 UTC

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