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RE: ABBR vs. ACRONYM

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 13:07:36 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000225130615.00c239d0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <sinarmaya@retemail.es>
Cc: <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 04:16 PM 2/22/2000 , Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo wrote:
>And as for the users that don't use a screen reader it is useful that when
>they placing the pointer of the mouse on the acronym they can read their
>definition (Like it happens with IE). Would it be convenient that it
>happened the same thing with the abbreviations? Maybe, mainly for the
>readers that don't have a deep knowledge of the language in that the page is
>edited, for example.

Tooltip expansion of abbreviations and/or acronyms is not an optimal
way to present this information, even for users with visual and mouse
capabilities.

We should be very careful about trying to encourage the use of TITLE
as "tool tips" instead of a more sensible approach to the expansion of
abbreviated content.


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Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Friday, 25 February 2000 16:16:43 GMT

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