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Re: automatic acronym/abbreviation generator

From: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 10:36:29 +0100
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 1:10 AM
Subject: FW: automatic acronym/abbreviation generator



>An interesting tool for automatically marking up abbreviations and 
>acronyms.
>You enter HTML text and it puts the markup in for you.
>Also tells you if multiple entries
>Have written him to talk more.

Not good application for two issues:

1. it bases acronym and abbr show to colour (red and blue), so this 
don't is good for guideline 2 in WCAG 1.0
2. it marquee with title all the acronym-abbr instead of only the first 
sentence.
3. Acronym/abbr cannot be machine-automated, due for that different 
acronym in different situation could be use different text. Look here 
for example:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?String=exact&Acronym=PHP only 
in english this service has 21 meanings.

I think that should be an ATAG problem/techniques (for integrate the 
acronym selection in CMS / Editors like in www.xstandard.com). For eg., 
acronymfinder let to have client side control:

http://www.acronymfinder.com/tools.asp

and I think also something like webservices and possibility to use their 
db:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/licensing.htm
Received on Friday, 28 January 2005 09:36:53 GMT

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