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abbr and acronym tags

From: Nancy Massey <massey@masseynet.com>
Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 17:25:21 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19990505171650.0095bcb0@universal.dca.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I need some education and was hoping that someone on this list could help.

While reading the html guidelines at some point in the past, I learned
about the tags abbr and acronym and began to incorporate them for reasons
of accessibility. When using Bobby, there is always a standard suggestion
to use the codes, and the following is the examples given.

<ABBR title="Idaho">ID</ABBR>
<ACRONYM title="World Wide Web">WWW</ACRONYM>

At some point a speech user told me how the use of title= on web pages made
it so much easier for him to surf and understand. Unfortunately, all I
remember is he was not using JAWS. 

When speaking to groups, individuals and clients I need to be able to
explain who uses the title and how it works and why it should be included
in html coding. I would appreciate it if  anyone can answer this for me or
point me to a place or list who can.


Nancy Massey
Received on Wednesday, 5 May 1999 17:25:27 UTC

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