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RE: When to spell out IRS

From: Markku T. Hakkinen <hakkinen@dev.prodworks.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 22:52:06 -0500
To: "Al Gilman" <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Cc: <coder@acnet.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401be0093$ffbfb960$723f2581@nisc.jvnc.net>
This ideal, is indeed ideal. My synthesizers have their rules for
abbreviations and acronyms ("delaware facto standard" and "world wide web
dot c n n dot com" as some of my favorites), yet I haven't taken the time to
edit their dictionaries and I accept the results.

I would certainly prefer to have the authors (or their tools) make use of
the mark-up we already have defined (ABBR and ACRONYM), and allow the markup
aware browsers/accessibility aids (as well as synthesizers ... SABLE or
whatever) use this information to provide the user with meaningful
information.

>
> In an ideal world, the preferences governing what acronyms and
> abbreviations get pronounced (e.g. WAI) and which get pronounced
> as the full-word expansion associated with them would be part of
> _the user's personal dictionary extensions_ and not a stylesheet
> or HTML structure generated by the source site author.
>
> This would seem to be more a function of the specific
> abbreviation and listener than of the document context in which
> it is used.
>
> FWIW
>
> Al
>
> to follow up on what Markku T. Hakkinen said:
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